EXK Plus Front Flipper with Micarta, Timascus, and Damasteel - M390 (Ceramic Pivot)

Product Description for EXK Plus Front Flipper with Micarta, Timascus, and Damasteel - M390 (Ceramic Pivot)

Maker: Trevor Burger (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,269.60 Saving: $110.40
Item num: 106457
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.50 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: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished M390 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Damasteel stainless damascus with a Timascus pivot collar
Handle: Natural canvas Micarta set on titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding front flipper with locking liner
Description: Trevor Burger is a second-generation knifemaker following in the steps of his father, Fred. He has an eye for detail. His knives have exceptionally smooth action and clean, no-nonsense designs.
The EXK was originally developed by Trevor's father in conjunction with Mike Skellern, and continues to be one of the most popular folders that he makes. The blade runs on caged ceramic ball bearings and has silky-smooth action. Generally 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 single-handed using the front flipper. This mechanism is designed to be flicked open with the thumb or index finger. The blade is perfectly centered and has incredibly smooth action.
The M390 stainless steel sheepsfoot blade features a hand rubbed satin finish. M390 is 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 an easy to maintain edge.
Natural canvas Micarta handle scales are perfectly set against Damasteel stainless damascus bolsters. The curved seam between the two materials is virtually imperceptible. The titanium pivot is surrounded by a Timascus titanium damascus collar. Trevor's mark is engraved into the inside of the backbar. Titanium liners surround the carbon fiber back spacer. The handle is completed with a 3D machined Timascus titanium damascus pocket clip mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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