Mafuta Front Flipper with Tan G10, Canvas Micarta, and MoonGlow II (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Mafuta Front Flipper with Tan G10, Canvas Micarta, and MoonGlow II (IKBS) - M390

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $650.00
Item num: 100658
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.38 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler M390 stainless steel
Bolster: Canvas Micarta
Handle: Tan G10
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: IKBS front flipper
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of South Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006.
John designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The blade is formed from premium M390 powdered stainless steel for the extreme edge retention, high strength, and the toughness that a hard-use knife demands. Because of its uniform microstructure and stainless properties, M390 is often used in surgical cutting instruments and other applications that require a high finish. The blade is wickedly sharp and features a satin finish.
The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. It is easily opened with the ambidextrous front flipper. The front flipper design allows the flipper to be easy to flip quickly with the index finger, but not get caught on things in the pocket.
Tan G10 handle scales rest on bronze anodized titanium liners, keeping this knife light and fast for its size. This meets seamlessly with beautiful canvas Micarta bolsters. The jewel polished titanium liners surround a carbon fiber backbar inlaid with MoonGlow II (luminescent polyester). This inlay glows in the dark, making the knife easy to find even under dark conditions. A tan G10 pivot ring surrounds the custom torx screw pivot. A pierced bronze anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days