Raider Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Thunderstorm Kevlar (IKBS)

Product Description for Raider Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Thunderstorm Kevlar (IKBS)

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102774
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: CTS-XHP stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Terracd zirconium pivot collars
Handle: Carbon fiber with Thunderstorm Kevlar inlay
Sheath: Zipper case
Style: Linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives. His fit and finish rivals that of the best makers found anywhere.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It 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. Jimping on the flipper tab makes the knife particularly easy to deploy.
The blade is formed from Carpenter's CTS-XHP stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. This premium US-made steel is a new air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. The steel maintains excellent edge retention along with great chip resistance. A hollow grind provides an easy to maintain edge.
The handle is formed from carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners. Thunderstorm Kevlar is inlaid into both sides of the scales. The titanium liners surround a jimped black titanium backbar. Terraced zirconium pivot collars surround the pivot. The 3D machined, anodized, and textured titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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