L19FF: Engraved Flipper with Ironwood and Damascus (IKBS)

Product Description for L19FF: Engraved Flipper with Ironwood and Damascus (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91222
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 2.64 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.36 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern stainless damascus by Damasteel
Bolster: Stainless steel bolsters engraved by Julien Marchal in floral scroll style
Handle: Presentation grade desert ironwood set on fileworked blue anodized titanium liners
Style: IKBS front flipper with liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the IKBS ball bearing system, which is buttery smooth. Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) pivot system was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. The front flipper mechanism is easy to operate for single handed open, yet provides a slimmer profile and is less likely to catch on things when carried in the pocket.
The clip point blade is formed from Swedish Damasteel. The intricate twist pattern is high contrast and immediately captivating. The flats are mirror polished, emphasizing Andre's clean grind lines. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Stainless steel bolsters hand-engraved in a stylized floral scroll by Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal. Julien studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium prior to emigrating to South Africa. Blue anodized titanium liners, sporting hand filework in a vine pattern, surround a stainless steel back spacer. Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood scales are secured by stainless screws, and offer a gorgeous grain pattern with a nice mix of warm brown tones.
Exceptional work throughout!

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