Gold Midi Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and FatCarbon (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Gold Midi Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and FatCarbon (IKBS) - M390

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101366
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.33 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Premium M390 stainless steel
Bolster: Terraced zirconium pivot ring
Handle: Contoured marble carbon fiber inlaid with FatCabon - set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: JD van Deventer creates unique knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship and performance. He took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa by 2007. He works in a one man shop and even builds most of his machines himself! He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on!
The Gold Midi was designed by Jared Van Otterloo (JVO). This mid size version of the Gold Standard has a 3.3 inch blade -- easily capable of getting any task done -- yet the compact size makes it tremendously carry friendly. 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.
The raised clip point blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to a high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also 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.
The scales are formed from contoured marble carbon fiber meticulously inlaid with white/blue/black FatCarbon. The custom pivot is surrounded by a terraced zirconium pivot ring. Blue anodized titanium liners surround a carbon fiber back spacer. The textured black titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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