Boudicca Front Flipper - Tri-Pocket Timascus with Nebula Damascus (IKBS)

Product Description for Boudicca Front Flipper - Tri-Pocket Timascus with Nebula Damascus (IKBS)

Maker: Anton van der Westhuizen (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,500.00
Item num: 102531
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.87 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Nebula damascus forged from carbon steels by Bertie Rietveld
Handle: 6Al-4V titanium with a black Cerakote finish and Titanium damascus inlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Framelock front flipper with ceramic IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker Anton van der Westhuizen is from Port Elizabeth. He is an active member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa. Lately he has been creating high end, elegant folding knives using only the best materials available. We were excited when he asked if we could feature some of his work at BladeGallery while we were visiting at the 2019 Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa Show.
This is a particuarly dramatic Boudicca Front Flipper. The drop point blade is made from heat colored Nebula damascus forged by renowned bladesmith Bertie Rietveld. The complex damascus pattern catches the eye and inspires the imagination. The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action thanks to the ceramic IKBS bearing system. The blade can easily be deployed using the ambidextrous front flipper tab. The smaller front flipper ensures that it won't get caught on things in your pocket. Because the blade is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade from rust and oxidation.
The 6Al-4V titanium handle features a blacked out Cerakote finish. A sturdy framelock provides a strong lockup. Heat colored titanium damascus (Timascus) inlays are inlaid into the left scale. The backbar, pivot collar, and pocket clip are all made from Timascus titanium damascus. The pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout.

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