Flipvubu with Damasteel, Titanium Damascus, and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (Ceramic Bearings)

Product Description for Flipvubu with Damasteel, Titanium Damascus, and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (Ceramic Bearings)

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102011
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, double tempered, cryogenically heat treated in liquid nitrogen
Bolster: Titanium damascus
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized grade V titanium liners
Sheath: Padded cordura pouch
Style: Flipper style ceramic bearing 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 Flipvubu is Des' flipper design Imbuvu -- using a standard flipper tab instead of a front flipper design. The blade is made from Swedish Damasteel which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This style of heat treatment treatment results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping.
The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. It is easily opened using the flipper mechanism. The blade rotates on 32 ball bearings made from silicone nitride (HRC93) developed for the Space Program. This ensures the knife retains its smooth opening for many years to come!
Lightning strike carbon fiber scales rest on grade V titanium liners, keeping this knife as light as it comes. Copper strands move through the carbon fiber weave. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. Hand fileworked, blue anodized titanium liners and a carbon fiber backbar keep the knife light and strong. An elevated, jimped thumb ramp provides for a secure thumb purchase. Even the flipper toggle has jimping to ensure it flips open with ease every time. The bolsters are formed from titanium damascus. Alternating layers of different grades of titanium are forged together into a beautiful, fine, non-ferrous damascus. The differentially anodized, deep carry titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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