Front Flipper with Red Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Front Flipper with Red Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber

Maker: Lourens Prinsloo (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103902
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.71 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 2.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Elmax stainless steel, hardened to 60 Hrc, with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Red lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Leather pocket pouch
Style: Detent lock front flipper
Description: Lourens Prinsloo made his first knife in 1996, shortly after attending a knifemaking course with Owen Wood. In 1998 he became a member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Lourens taught engineering, graphic design, woodworking, and metalwork. This variety of experience helped him tackle the challenges that exist with creating high performing folders that are beautiful as well as functional. His main focus is making gentleman's folding knives, specifically liner lock flippers, designed to be carried and used.
The 2.9 inch blade is hand ground Elmax stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 60. ELMAX provides the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness a hard-use knife demands. High wear resistance in a steel usually means low corrosion resistance, but not with ELMAX. With this advanced steel, you get both properties, which makes it an excellent steel for high end folders. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The blade has consistent, smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. This style of flipper is rotated out with your thumb though it may be flicked out with some practice. The blade is held in the open and closed positions using a detent ball, making it legal in most jurisdictions.
Red lightning strike carbon fiber handle scales are set on titanium liners. This folder is accompanied by a leather slip pouch for easy carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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