Silver Front Flipper with Burgundy Canvas Micarta and Thunderstorm Kevlar (IKBS)

Product Description for Silver Front Flipper with Burgundy Canvas Micarta and Thunderstorm Kevlar (IKBS)

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103773
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.09 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4 oz.
Blade: CPM154 stainless steel - polished on the flats and satin finished in the grinds
Bolster: Anodized terraced titanium pivot collars
Handle: Burgundy Micarta with Thunderstorm Kevlar inlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: 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 Silver Front Flipper was designed by Jared Van Otterloo (JVO). This thin, lighweight, mid-size knife is extremely comfortable to held. At just 3.2oz, it disappears in the pocket. The inobtrusive front flipper tab is easy to use and won't get caught on things in the pocket.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous front 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.
The drop point blade is hand ground CPM154 stainless steel. An integral thumb rest makes choking up for detail-work easy and comfortable. This powdered metallurgical steel has a particularly small grain structure, making it take an extremely keen edge and hold it while remaining tough and chip resistant. A hand rubbed satin finish adds to the heirloom appearance.
The scales are hand contoured burgundy Micarta with Thunderstorm Kevlar inlays. Bronze anodized titanium liners surround a carbon fiber back spacer. The textured black titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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