H4 Flipper with Black G10 and Birdseye Maple Inlay - ELMAX (Ceramic Bearings)

Product Description for H4 Flipper with Black G10 and Birdseye Maple Inlay - ELMAX (Ceramic Bearings)

Maker: Riaan Manser (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100343
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Handle: Black G10 with stabilized and dyed birdseye maple inlay
Style: Linerlock flipper with caged ceramic bearings
Description: Riaan Manser is a full-time knife maker from South Africa. Manser works under the brand name 3LegDog -- named for his pit bull cross dog which lost its hind leg when still a puppy. Manser and his dog spent many days and nights sitting along side each other in the knifemaking studio. Regretfully, his beloved dog passed away during the summer of 2018.
This Model H4 Flipper features a blade formed from premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 61. ELMAX provides the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness a hard-use knife demands. High wear resistance in a steel usually means low corrosion resistance, but not with ELMAX. With this advanced steel, you get both properties, which makes it an excellent steel for high end folders. The blade is bead blasted in the grinds, polished in the flats, and features a flat grind.
The blade runs on caged ceramic bearings. Stainless steel bearings 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 perfectly centered, has silky-smooth action, and is easily opened single-handed using the flipper tab. It drops shut with no resistance.
Handle scales are formed from black G10 with dyed and stabilzed birdseye maple inlays. Bead blasted Gr6 titanium liners keep this full sized knife light yet strong. The backspacer is formed from black G10. The handle is completed with a bead blasted titanium pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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