A10 Dress Front Flipper with Damasteel and Black Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for A10 Dress Front Flipper with Damasteel and Black Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,195.00
Item num: 109246
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Heat colored Black Timascus set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Premium stingray zipper case
Style: Front flipper linerlock with ceramic IKBS pivot
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders. When they work together, they create A2 knives.
This A10 Dress Front Flipper is inspired by the famed Thiers design from France. The A10 Front Flipper is a design that the Andres worked on and refining for over a year. This front flipper is elegantly simple, yet extremely comfortable and functional. It is among the easiest front flippers to use that I've ever tried.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky-smooth, drop-shut action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous front flipper toggle. It runs on an IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. Thorburn and van Heerden created this special A10 Front Flipper with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS 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. The inobtrusive front flipper tab is easy to use and won't get caught on things in the pocket.
The blade is hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing damascus is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. The pattern is revealed in the grinds. The flats are mirror polished nearly hiding the pattern. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are heat colored Black Timascus titanium damascus. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills your hand perfectly. The backspacer, custom pivot, and collars are made from Damasteel. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners. The 3D machined Damasteel stainless damascus pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right-side carry.
Exceptional work throughout!
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