H4 Flipper with G10 - ELMAX (Ceramic Bearings)

Product Description for H4 Flipper with G10 - ELMAX (Ceramic Bearings)

Maker: Riaan Manser (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $485.00
Item num: 100700
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Handle: Black G10 with camouflage G10 inlays
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Caged ceramic bearing flipper with liner lock
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 knife has Riaan's "Manser" mark, rather than the 3LD mark.
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 full flat ground blade features a hand rubbed satin finish
The blade runs on 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.
The handle is formed from black G10. Sections of camouflage black and green G10 are meticulously inlaid into each side. Bead blasted Gr6 titanium liners keep this full sized knife light yet strong. The backspacer is formed from black G10. Raised pivot collars surround the pivot. The handle is completed with a titanium pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!


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