Coffin Front Flipper with 3D Printed HDPE Scales - M390 (Ceramic KBS)

Product Description for Coffin Front Flipper with 3D Printed HDPE Scales - M390 (Ceramic KBS)

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $595.00
Item num: 106804
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 7 oz.
Blade: Satin finished premium M390 stainless steel
Handle: 3D printed HDPE handle scales set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with ceramicIKBS
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A part time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well-proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006. John currently is on the membership committee of the KGSA.
Arnold designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system. The blade is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
The blade is hand ground M390 stainless steel. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It 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.
Handle scales are 3D printed HDPE honeycomb and filled with yellow resin. The scales are set on bronze anodized titanium liners. The anodized titanium liners surround a carbon fiber backbar. An anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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