Front Flipper with Mammoth Ivory, Meteorite, and Damasteel (IKBS)

Product Description for Front Flipper with Mammoth Ivory, Meteorite, and Damasteel (IKBS)

Maker: Hennie du Plessis (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,435.00
Item num: 109172
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.92 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Gibeon meteorite
Handle: Mammoth ivory
Sheath: Leather zipper pouch
Style: Liner lock front flipper
Description: South African knifemaker Hennie Du Plessis creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! 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 blade is high performing stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This stainless damascus is created using powder metallurgical manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. The damascus is deeply etched to really show off the pattern.
Handle scales are ancient mammoth ivory, set on anodized titanium liners. Jimping on the thumb rest provides a comfortable, secure grip. Gibeon meteorite bolsters are dovetailed to the scales for a perfect fit. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius! The raised backbar is also Gibeon meteorite. The Damasteel pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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