Hornet Flipper with Green Micarta - M390 (IKBS)

Product Description for Hornet Flipper with Green Micarta - M390 (IKBS)

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $675.00
Item num: 101283
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Titanium pivot collar
Handle: Green canvas Micarta
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives. His fit and finish rivals that of the best makers found anywhere.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It uses the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. Jimping on the flipper tab makes the knife particularly easy to deploy.
The 3-1/4 inch drop point blade is made from M390 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc. It features a hand rubbed satin finish. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are made from green canvas Micarta. Orange peel textured and jewel polished titanium liners surround a matching Micarta backbar. Raised pivot collars are made from titanium. The 3D machined and orange peel textured pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!


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