HB07 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Mokume Gane (Ceramic IKBS) - M390

Product Description for HB07 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Mokume Gane (Ceramic IKBS) - M390

Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105579
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.93 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished premium M390 stainless steel with a differential finish, Hrc 61
Bolster: Polished mokume gane forged from copper, brass and nickel
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized, hand fileworked titanium liners
Sheath: Cordura pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005. Rucus' folders combine incredibly smooth action with a high level of fit and finish. Rucus has become a powerhouse of the South African flipper makers.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth, drop shut 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. This special folder was made with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds. Extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize.
The drop point blade is hand ground premium Bohler M390 stainless steel. M390 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its 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. A differential finish highlights his clean hand grind.
Lightning strike carbon fiber handle scales are set on anodized titanium liners, providing an elegant contrast. The scales meet perfectly to polished mokume gane bolsters. The mokume was forged from copper, brass, and nickel and highlights copper in the lightning strike carbon fiber. The custom heat colored zirconium pivot is surrounded by a matching pivot collar. The handle is completed with an anodized titanium pocket clip mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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