Varkoor - L40 Front Flipper

Product Description for Varkoor - L40 Front Flipper

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90945
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.25 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Modified Ladder pattern stainless Damasteel damascus, Hrc 58
Handle: Engraved stainless steel with carbon fiber and 24kt gold inlay
Style: IKBS Roll Opening Liner Lock
Description: Andre Thorburn's Varkoor is among his master works to date. A native plant to South Africa, varkoor is the name of the calla lily in Africans.
This folder features a unique opening system Andre developed called a front flipper roll opening. This modification on a flipper opening is incredibly easy to use and does not catch when stored in the pocket. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is phenomenal!! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This is among the smoothest knives I have ever felt.
The blade is formed from Swedish Damasteel. The complex damascus pattern is called Modified Ladder. The steel is particularly high contrast and immediately captivating. Andre polished the flats to a mirror, nearly eliminating the pattern, whereas the hollow grinds feature a deep etch. The combined finishes are exquisite!
The 416 stainless steel scales are inlaid with two sections of jet black carbon fiber. The central bow of 416 stainless steel has been meticulously hand engraved by Julien Marchal, a Belgium-born artist who studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium. Julien demonstrates extraordinary finesse in carving and shading the lily such that it takes on a lifelike vibrancy. A 24kt gold stamen graces the flower and adds a touch of warmth. Titanium liners are meticulously hand fileworked and anodized to a blue tone.
Attention has been paid to every detail throughout this knife, and the resulting fit and finish is stunning.

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