AKGM-02 Damascus Flipper with Mammoth Molar and Meteorite (IKBS)

Product Description for AKGM-02 Damascus Flipper with Mammoth Molar and Meteorite (IKBS)

Maker: Arno Kotzee (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,200.00
Item num: 110175
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Ægir pattern stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden
Bolster: Gibeon meteorite front and rear bolsters
Handle: Green mammoth molar set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: Arno Kotzee of Heidelberg, South Africa is a new member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa. He creates stunning art folders that could easily be at the center of any collection. His mentor is renowned knifemaker George Muller. The influence of the decades of experience his mentor has is immediately recognizable in Arno's knives. His build quality and fit and finish are excellent.
The blade on this model AKGM-02 Flipper is perfectly centered with consistent, silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. It uses the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play.
The blade is hand ground Ægir pattern stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. It is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. Arno's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
Handle scales are stabilized ancient woolly mammoth molar. They are dovetailed to Gibeon meteorite front and rear bolsters. 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 front bolster features an anodized titanium Rausch pivot and collar. Anodized and hand fileworked titanium liners surround a G10 backspacer. The stainless damascus pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip up carry.
To keep the knife safe during storage, a zipper pouch.
Excellent work throughout!

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