LL15 Flipper with Damascus, Engraved Zirconium, Gold Inlay, and Marble Carbon Fiber

Product Description for LL15 Flipper with Damascus, Engraved Zirconium, Gold Inlay, and Marble Carbon Fiber

Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101266
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.04 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.6 oz.
Blade: Hakkapella pattern damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden
Bolster: Zirconium, hand engraved and inlaid with 24k gold by Julien Marchal
Handle: Marble carbon fiber
Sheath: Cordura pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005. Ricus' folders combine incredibly smooth action with a high level of fit and 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. This special folder is made 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.
The blade is made from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The dramatic damascus is called Hakkapella pattern. This high performing stainless damascus steel is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are made from marble carbon fiber. Zirconium bolsters are meticulously engraved and inlaid with 24k gold accents by Julien Marchal. Belgium-born artist Marchal studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium and now lives in South Africa. The floral scroll engraving shows his tremendous attention to detail and elegant designs. The custom heat colored zirconium pivot is perfectly incorporated into the design. Blue anodized titanium liners have been hand fileworked into a vine pattern and surround a Damasteel backbar. The titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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