Front Flipper with Bark Mammoth Ivory and Copperflake Shred Carbon Fiber - M390

Product Description for Front Flipper with Bark Mammoth Ivory and Copperflake Shred Carbon Fiber - M390

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,250.00
Item num: 103644
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished premium M390 stainless steel
Bolster: Copperflake shred carbon fiber
Handle: Presentation grade mammoth ivory set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with liner lock
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A part time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of South Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006. John currently is on the membership committee of the KGSA.
Arnold designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The blade is satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system. The blade is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
The blade is hand ground from M390 stainless steel. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium.
Presentation grade mammoth ivory scales meet perfectly with Copperflake shred carbon fiber bolsters. The ivory is particularly dramatic. Both the pivot collar and custom pivot are formed from heat colored zirconium. Anodized titanium liners keep the knife strong, yet light. They surround a carbon fiber backspacer. The anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!


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