M14 Ironwood Interframe with IKBS

Product Description for M14 Ironwood Interframe with IKBS

Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89985
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.1 oz.
Blade: Panzer 36 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Desert ironwood inlaid into G10
Sheath: Cordura storage pouch
Style: Flipper style IKBS folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker, Andre Van Heerden, creates an amazing folder -- and at a price that could never be found from an American handmade knife.
The Panzer 36 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. Panzer 36 is a martensitic stainless steel with high hardness, high wear resistance and good corrosion resistance. It is cross rolled in production to cancel out residual stresses from the manufacturing process. It has only recently begun being used by knifemakers and has gained significant acclaim by South African makers, where it has quickly found popularity. Mastersmith Kevin Harvey has been involved in the initial testing of Panzer 36 and describes it as having ' excellent edge holding and toughness.' The blade has been hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By hand satin finishing the grinds and mirror polishing the flats, Andre accentuates the unique, crisp grind lines. The thumb ramp has been fileworked for a secure thumb purchase.
The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action, due to the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed for balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. The flipper style opening is a perfect companion to the IKBS ball bearing system.
Andre inlaid exhibition grade desert ironwood into the black G10 scales. Adding interest and strength to the design, Andre set G10 around each of the screws. Titanium liners, anodized to a rich coppery tone, complement the ironwood well.
It is easily kept close at hand worn using the tip-up pocket clip. Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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