M38 Flippper with Mosaic Damascus and Ironwood (IKBS)

Product Description for M38 Flippper with Mosaic Damascus and Ironwood (IKBS)

Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91347
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 6.72 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.44 oz.
Blade: Satin finished S35VN stainless steel
Bolster: Mosaic damascus forged by Doug Ponzio from carbon steels
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood
Style: IKBS flipper with liner lock
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 S35VN stainless steel blade has been hand satin finished. The blade is easily opened with a simple flick of the wrist or using the flipper mechanism. The blade has silky 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 smooth action with no blade play.
Presentation grade ironwood scales are dovetailed to the damascus bolsters for a perfect fit. The mosaic damascus bolsters were forged from carbon steels by Doug Ponzio and feature a pattern of stars connected by very fine squiggles. The are definitely dramatic and eye-catching. The thick anodized titanium liners assist in keeping this knife extremely strong yet light and fast. A pierced titanium pocket clip mounted for tip up carry keeps the knife close at hand. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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