L50 Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Titanium (Ceramic IKBS) - CTS-XHP

Product Description for L50 Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Titanium (Ceramic IKBS) - CTS-XHP

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,120.00
Item num: 105611
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.18 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Premium CTS-XHP stainless steel, hardened to 60-61 Hrc
Bolster: Textured and anodized titanium
Handle: Carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: KBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth, drop shut action. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! 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. This special IKBS knife was created 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. It is easily opened with the flipper. Andre is a master of IKBS and this folder has action that is as smooth as it gets!
The drop point blade is hand ground Carpenter CTS-XHP stainless steel. This US-made steel is an air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. This knife will have exceptional edge holding! The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By differentially finishing the blade, Andre emphasized his clean grind lines.
Handle scales are carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills your hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the anodized and engraved titanium bolsters. The custom pivot collar and pivot are made from heat colored zirconium. The handle is completed with anodized and fileworked titanium liners. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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