Atlas Plus Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Ironwood (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for Atlas Plus Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Ironwood (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Trevor Burger (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101463
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: Bohler M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish (61RC)
Bolster: Arizona desert ironwood
Handle: Carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with ceramic IKBS
Description: Trevor Burger is a second-generation knifemaker following in the steps of his father, Fred Burger. Trevor has an eye for detail. His knives have exceptionally smooth action and clean, no-nonsense designs.
This custom Atlas Plus Flipper is a compact folder with a streamlined design that will make you appreciate smaller knives.
The blade is formed from M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. M390 is 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 perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing pivot, 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 IKBS knife was created 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. It is easily opened with the flipper.
The handle is formed from carbon fiber with precision fit Arizona desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) inlays. An integral carbon fiber pivot ring surrounds the custom pivot. The inlays are flawless with the transition between the two materials being nearly invisible. Blue anodized titanium liners surround the carbon fiber back spacer. The handle is completed with a 3D machined, blue anodized titanium pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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