Palladium Flipper with Fluted Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Palladium Flipper with Fluted Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101370
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler M390 stainless steel
Handle: Fluted carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
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 Palladium Fipper, designed by Jared Van Otterloo (JVO), is the newest knife coming out of JD's shop. This Persian influenced design is extremely lightweight and has an ergonomic handle that feels great in any grip. The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the 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 blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its 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.
Handle scales are formed from hand fluted carbon fiber. The fluting provides additional grip and adds a unique look. Blue anodized titanium liners surround a carbon fiber backbar. Jimping along the liner lock makes disengaging the lock particularly easy. Texturing on the flipper tab makes it very easy to deploy. The black titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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