Imvubu Front Flipper with Nitrobe 77 and Silver Strike Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Imvubu Front Flipper with Nitrobe 77 and Silver Strike Carbon Fiber

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103801
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Very rare Nitrobe 77 martensitic stainless, Hrc 62
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber set on anodized, hand fileworked titanium liners
Style: Folding front flipper with liner lock
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary.
The blade on this Imvubu Front Flipper is Nitrobe 77 martensitic stainless. This powder based alloy represents a revolutionary combination of corrosion resistance and edge strength -- setting it apart from all other knife steels. Nitrogen replaces carbon as the martensite initiator in the hardening process. It is made from Rapid Solidification Powder (RSP) to reduce the sizes and quantities of unfavorable solidification structures. Finally, it undergoes a complicated triple tempering cycle including four cryogenic quenches in liquid nitrogen to give greater strength and a finer edge capability (finer grain structure) than the best high tech steels. The performance of this knife is at a totally different level!
The blade is perfectly centered and has silky smooth, drop shut action. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism.
As if the blade wasn't enough, the handle scales on this EDC are made from silver strike carbon fiber. This variation of lightning strike carbon fiber uses silver toned wire rather than copper. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners that elegantly contrast against the silver strike carbon fiber scales. The ultra-light machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.

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