Breeze Front Flipper with Blue G10/Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Breeze Front Flipper with Blue G10/Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Maker: Kosie Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $625.00
Item num: 106142
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.06 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler M390 stainless steel (62 Hrc)
Bolster: Stacked back G10/carbon fiber
Handle: Stacked blue G10/carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: This Kosie Steenkamp custom Breeze front flipper is a fantastic utility folder -- yet it would feel equally comfortable in most any collection. 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 bearing system. 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 front flipper is tremendously easy to use and won't get caught on things in your pocket. This style of flipper is designed to be flicked out with your thumb.
Kosie was introduced to knife making by his brother, Willem Steenkamp. He began making knives in 2007 and was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2009. Kosie is a stickler for detail and perfection, all these qualities and his obvious passion for this craft comes through in his work.
The hand ground blade is M390, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto 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 easy maintenance.
The handle combines blue G-10/carbon fiber with black G-10/carbon fiber bolsters. A blue/black carbon fiber pivot collar surrounds the blue anodized titanium pivot. Blue anodized titanium liners surround a carbon fiber back spacer. A matching blue anodized, orange peel textured titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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