Silver Dress Front Flipper with Westinghouse Micarta and Black Timascus (IKBS)

Product Description for Silver Dress Front Flipper with Westinghouse Micarta and Black Timascus (IKBS)

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103770
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus with an SG2 powdered metallurgical stainless steel core (Hrc 63-64)
Bolster: Blackened titanium
Handle: Westinghouse Micarta set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper with IKBS pivot
Description: This is JD van Deventer's new Silver Front Flipper model.
JD van Deventer creates unique knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship and performance. He took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa by 2007. He works in a one man shop and even builds most of his machines himself! He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on!
The drop point blade is formed from stainless damascus san mai. A central bar of Takefu SG2 powdered metallurgical stainless steel is surrounded by alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel. At Hrc 63-64, this folder has among the best edge holding of any van Deventer knife ever made. The resulting damascus is high contrast and immediately captivating. The linear damascus reveals JD's complex, super-clean grind. The flats are mirror polished. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are antique Westinghouse Micarta. This Micarta was developed in 1910 by Westinghouse Electric Corporation as an industrial thermo-set laminate for electrical insulation. This light toned Micarta was lost in a warehouse and only recently discovered. The top shows the beautiful yellowing with age that makes this Micarta so captivating. The scales meet perfectly with blackened titanium bolsters. Pivot collars are made from Black Timascus and feature a second fileworked collar. Bronze anodized titanium liners surround a matching SG2 dmaascus backbar. The blackened titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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