Rhino Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Zircu-Ti (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Rhino Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Zircu-Ti (IKBS) - M390

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,050.00
Item num: 101766
*** 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: Differentially finished premium M390 powdered metallurgical stainless steel
Bolster: Heat colored Zircu-Ti
Handle: Marble carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper 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 Souther Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006.
The 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 blade is formed from M390 stainless steel. 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 hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. It is perfectly centered with drop shut action.
Handle scales are formed from marble carbon fiber. Zircu-Ti bolsters provide an elegant contrast against the carbon fiber scales. Zircu-Ti is created by laminating layers of 6AL-4V commercially pure titanium and zirconium. Anodized titanium liners surround a damascus backbar The anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!


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