L44 Engraved Flipper with Ironwood (IKBS)

Product Description for L44 Engraved Flipper with Ironwood (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90940
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.95 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 58 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood
Style: IKBS Flipper
Description: This exceptional folding knife by Andre Thorburn features a N690 stainless blade. It is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. N690 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. The increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade has been hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge, with jimping on the spine to ensure a secure thumb purchase.
The dramatic, high contrast blade is hollow ground for a long lasting, easy to maintain edge. By mirror polishing the flats, Andre emphasizes the perfect, clean grind lines.
Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood scales have a nice mix of mid and dark warm tones. The bolsters were meticulously hand engraved by Julien Marchal. Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium. Blue anodized titanium liners keep this large, sturdy knife light and fast.
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. Exceptional fit throughout.

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