Hornet Jr Flipper with Red Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Hornet Jr Flipper with Red Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $650.00
Item num: 105535
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.06 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.50 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Satin finished premium M390 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Heat colored zirconium pivot collar
Handle: Red lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: This Willem Steenkamp custom Hornet Jr Flipper is a beautiful utility folder that will feel as comfortable in the pocket as it would in any collection. The new Hornet Jr model has all the ergonomics of he renowned Hornet Flipper, but it is a smaller, more pocket friendly size. The drop point blade and ergonomic handle are perfectly designed for any task at hand.
The folder has incredibly smooth action thanks to the IKBS pivot. The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. The ambidextrous flipper is tremendously easy to use.
Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail and passion for his craft is clearly evident in his knives. His fit and finish is on par with the best makers out there!
The blade is hand ground M390 stainless steel. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it due to a high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are red lightning strike carbon fiber. Bronze wires move through the woven carbon fiber. The scales are domed and carved to provide a comfortable grip. A heat colored, terraced zirconium pivot collar surrounds the custom titanium pivot. Anodized titanium liners surround the black titanium backbar which keeps the knife strong, but light. The matching black titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days