G8 Front Flipper with Black G-10 and Maple Burl - M390

Product Description for G8 Front Flipper with Black G-10 and Maple Burl - M390

Maker: Riaan Manser (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $625.00 Saving: $60.00
Item num: 108823
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Premium Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 62 Hrc
Handle: Black G-10 with dyed and stabilized maple burl
Sheath: Cordura pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper with caged ball bearing pivot
Description: Riaan Manser is a full-time knife maker from South Africa. Manser works under the brand name 3LegDog -- named for his pit bull cross dog which lost its hind leg when still a puppy. Manser and his dog spent many days and nights sitting alongside each other in the knifemaking studio. Regretfully, his beloved dog passed away during the summer of 2018.
This G8 Front Flipper blade is hand ground premium Bohler M390 stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 62. M390 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powdered 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 hand satin finished blade features a high flat grind.
The blade runs on caged ceramic bearings. It is perfectly centered, has silky-smooth action, and is easily opened single-handed using the discreet ambidextrous front flipper tab. This style of flipper will not get caught on things in the pocket. The blade drops shut with no resistance.
The handle is black G-10 with dyed and stabilized maple burl meticulously inlaid into each side. Bead blasted Gr6 titanium liners keep this full-sized knife light yet strong. The backspacer is black G10. A raised pivot collar surrounds the pivot. The handle is completed with a titanium pocket clip mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!


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