Slimvubu with Twist Carbon Fiber - Nitrobe 77

Product Description for Slimvubu with Twist Carbon Fiber - Nitrobe 77

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101987
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Very rare Nitrobe 77 martensitic stainless, Hrc 62
Handle: 3D machined "Twist" carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Style: Folding front flipper with liner lock
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary.
The Slimvubu is Des' ultra-light version of his renowned Imbuvu. Carbon fiber and titanium keep this knife as light and fast as it comes.
The blade on this Slimvubu is Nitrobe 77 martensitic stainless. This powder based alloy represents a revolutionary combination of corrosion resistance and edge strength -- setting it apart from all other knife steels. Nitrogen replaces carbon as the martensite initiator in the hardening process. It is made from Rapid Solidification Powder (RSP) to reduce the sizes and quantities of unfavorable solidification structures. Finally, it undergoes a complicated triple tempering cycle including four cryogenic quenches in liquid nitrogen to give greater strength and a finer edge capability (finer grain structure) than the best high tech steels. The performance of this knife is at a totally different level!
The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism. This style of flipper is not designed to be flicked open, but instead is rotated with the thumb.
As if the blade wasn't enough, the scales of this EDC are made from "twist" carbon fiber. The contoured scales have been 3D machined into a twist pattern. It feels exceptional in the hand yet disappears in the pocket. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners that elegantly contrast against the carbon fiber scales. The ultra-light machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.

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