Breeze Front Flipper with Red/Black Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for Breeze Front Flipper with Red/Black Carbon Fiber (IKBS) - M390

Maker: Kosie Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $620.00
Item num: 108594
Blade length: 3.35 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 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 (63 Hrc)
Bolster: Black G10
Handle: Red/black 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.
Red/black carbon fiber handle scales meet seamlessly with a black G10 bolster. A red/black carbon fiber pivot collar surrounds the bronze anodized titanium external pivot. Anodized titanium liners surround a carbon fiber back spacer. A matching anodized, orange peel textured 6Al-4V titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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