LL06 Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Damasteel (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for LL06 Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Damasteel (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100238
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Rosen pattern stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Matching stainless Damasteel
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. This flipper is among his master works to date. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005. Herucus' folders combine incredibly smooth action with a high level of fit and finish.
The drop point blade is made from Rosen pattern stainless damascus forged by Damasteel. The bold damascus pattern is nicely shown in the high blade grind. It is hollow ground for easy, quick touchups.
The blade is perfectly centered and has incredibly smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It uses an IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This special flipper was created 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. It is easily opened with the flipper and is among the smoothest action you will ever find.
The scales are made from silver strike carbon fiber. Aluminum wires travel through the woven carbon strands. The bolsters are formed from matching stainless damascus and are perfectly fit to the carbon fiber scales. Titanium liners have been hand fileworked and anodized. The liners surround a matching stainless damascus backbar. The 3D machined stainless damascus pocket clip holds a ceramic retention ball and is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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