A8 Premium Flipper with Dragonskin Damascus and Black Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for A8 Premium Flipper with Dragonskin Damascus and Black Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100224
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Heat blued dragonskin pattern damascus forged from carbon steels by Bertie Rietveld
Bolster: Damasteel
Handle: Heat blued Black Timascus
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with ceramic IKBS bearing pivot
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders at a tremendously high skill level. When they collaborate, they create A2 knives. Very few A2 Premium knives are made each year.
The blade is perfectly centered and the action is silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It uses IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System). This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. Thorburn and van Heerden created this special A8 Premium Flipper with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds. Extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize.
The blade is Dragonskin pattern damascus forged from carbon steels by renowned South African bladesmith Bertie Rietveld. The high contrast, heat blued pattern is absolutely spectacular and captivating. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from Black Timascus. This titanium damascus is forged from different grades of titanium and zirconium. The bolsters, custom pivot, and pocket clip are all stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The backbar is made from heat colored damascus. The titanium liners have been anodized blue to match the bolsters. The 3D machined Damasteel pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
A spectacular knife from two incredibly talented knifemakers. Tremendous fit and finish throughout!

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