Rhino Flipper with Damacore, Silver Strike Carbon Fiber, and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for Rhino Flipper with Damacore, Silver Strike Carbon Fiber, and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101764
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 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: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Damacore san mai forged by Damasteel in Sweden
Bolster: Zirconium
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Liner locking flipper with IKBS pivot
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A part time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of South Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006.
The new Rhino Flipper from John is a perfect mid-size daily carry folder. It's extremely comfortable in hand, yet lightweight and easy to carry in the pocket. John designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection.
The action is drop shut smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system and the blade is perfectly centered. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play.
The blade features a stunning blade made from high performing Damacore san mai forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This exciting steel combines a high performing core of nitrogen based N11X, surrounded by alternating outer layers of stainless damascus combining RWL34 and PMC27 martensitic stainless steels. N11X has a comparable composition to nitrogen based Vanax SuperClean which is known for having both high wear resistance and high toughness against chipping or cracking. The flats are polished nearly hiding the pattern.
Handle scales are formed from silver strike carbon fiber that has been nicely domed. Matte, heat colored zirconium bolsters are perfectly fit to the silver strike carbon fiber scales. Titanium liners are anodized blue and surround a carbon fiber backbar. The blue anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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