Arrow Flipper with Carbon Fiber, Maple and Zirconium (IKBS) - CTS-XHP

Product Description for Arrow Flipper with Carbon Fiber, Maple and Zirconium (IKBS) - CTS-XHP

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106317
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.99 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: CTS-XHP stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish (61 Hrc)
Bolster: Heat colored zirconium pivot collar
Handle: Carbon fiber with stabilized maple inlays
Sheath: Cordura pouch and pocket slip
Style: Linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: Willem Steenkamp was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives. His fit and finish rivals that of the best makers found anywhere.
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. Jimping on the flipper tab makes the knife particularly easy to deploy.
The blade is hand ground Carpenter CTS-XHP stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. This premium US-made steel is a new air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. The steel maintains excellent edge retention along with great chip resistance. A hollow grind provides an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are carbon fiber with stabilized maple flawlessly inlaid into both sides. The titanium liners are anodized bronze and surround a blackened titanium backbar. A heat colored zirconium pivot collar surrounds the pivot. The blackened 3D machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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