Snakewood Flipper - Elmax

Product Description for Snakewood Flipper - Elmax

Maker: Lourens Prinsloo (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $465.00
Item num: 100685
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.90 in.
Total length: 7.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: ELMAX stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel
Handle: Snakewood
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with ball bearing pivot
Description: Lourens Prinsloo made his first knife in 1996, shortly after attending a knifemaking course with Owen Wood. In 1998 he became a member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Lourens taught engineering, graphic design, woodworking, and metalwork. This variety of experience helped him tackle the challenges that exist with creating high performing folders that are beautiful as well as functional. His main focus is making gentleman's folding knives, specifically liner locks, designed to be carried and used.
The 3.1 inch blade is 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.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle.
Snakewood scales are fit perfectly to satin finished stainless steel bolsters. Snakewood (Brosimum guianensei) is so called for its characteristic snakeskin pattern. The reddish brown wood has contrasting darker brown patches. Titanium liners keep the knife light, yet strong and surround a stainless steel backbar. The titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!


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