Flipper with Yellow Dark Matter FatCarbon and Mosaic Damascus (Ceramic IKBS) - Elmax

Product Description for Flipper with Yellow Dark Matter FatCarbon and Mosaic Damascus (Ceramic IKBS) - Elmax

Maker: Lourens Prinsloo (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $625.00
Item num: 104921
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: Elmax stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Mosaic damascus forged by Prinsloo from carbon steels
Handle: Yellow Dark Matter FatCarbon set on titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with Ceramic IKBS pivot
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 locks, designed to be carried and used.
The 2-3/4 inch blade is premium ELMAX stainless steel, created by Bohler in Austria. At 61 Hrc, 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 daily carry folders. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The blade is perfectly centered with consistent, silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous 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.
Yellow Dark Matter FatCarbon handle scales meet seamlessly to mosaic damascus bolsters hand forged from carbon steels by Prinsloo. The influence of Prinsloo's friend, Don Hanson, as well as Salem Straub, is clearly visible in the highly detailed damascus bolsters. Titanium liners keep the knife strong and light. The titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right side carry.
Excellent work throughout!


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