Fenrir - L48 Flipper (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for Fenrir - L48 Flipper (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Garri Dadyan (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,500.00
Item num: 102733
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Blade: Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Solid sterling silver with inlaid natural faceted gem stones
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper style folding liner lock
Description: This spectacular folder is a collaboration between South African knifemaker André Thorburn and Garri Dadyan, National Artist of the (former) Soviet Union. The combination of their diverse skills results in one of the most dramatic and elegant knives ever made.
Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The action on his knives is silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. Andre's mechanism and drop shut action is among the best to be found anywhere. The blade uses the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This special folder is made with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds -- extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize. Thorburn is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
Handle scales were created by Garri Dadyan. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Garri was named a National Master Artist of the (former) Soviet Union in 1985 for his unparalleled mastery of repousse metal work. In 1993, he became a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Artists in recognition of his superior artistry. A master metal worker, Mr. Dadyan employs the techniques of chasing, repousse, filigree and granulation, wax casting, engraving and niello with equal virtuosity. Working in solid sterling silver with precious gems, Garri brings old world mastery to the new world that no other knifemaker can emulate.
The blade is formed from N690 stainless steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground by hand for an easy to maintain edge. By differentially finishing the blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip.
The meticulously carved scales are formed from solid .925 sterling silver. Between the two scales and the backbar, 140 grams of sterling silver are meticulously carved. The three dimensional scales depict the detailed the head of a snarling wolf and matching scrolls on both sides. Anodized and fileworked titanium liners surround the G10 backbar. Natural gemstones are hand set throughout the handle.
Faceted natural gems include:
Green amethyst - 2x 7mm
Ruby - 4x 3mm
Orange saphire - 2x 3mm
Citrine - 2x 4.5mm
Mystic rainbow topaz - 1x 6mm
Diamonds - 4x 2.5mm, 4x 2mm
Black diamonds - 2x 2mm
Simply exceptional!


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