L36 with African Blackwood and Titanium (IKBS)

Product Description for L36 with African Blackwood and Titanium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90215
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 5.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Panzer 36 stainless steel, Hrc 58
Bolster: Anodized titanium
Handle: African blackwood set on anodized titanium liners
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: This exceptional folding knife by Andre Thorburn features a Panzer 36 stainless steel blade. 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. It has been meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats.
The scales combine jet black African blackwood (Dalbergia Melanoxylon) with anodized titanium. The dark wood has a tremendous swirling grain pattern. Both scales and bolsters are set on hand fileworked, blue anodized titanium liners.
The blade is perfectly centered and has an incredibly smooth action due to 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 virtually no blade play. Both the screws and thumb stud are stainless steel. Dual thumb studs are used for ambidextrous opening. An anodized, machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-down carry. Exceptional work throughout.

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