L6 Front Flipper with Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for L6 Front Flipper with Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91490
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.12 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved stainless steel
Handle: Carbon fiber
Style: Folding IKBS front flipper liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. This compact knife is a perfect daily carry folder -- small enough to not notice until you need it, yet strong enough to get the job done.
The clip point N690 stainless steel blade 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. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure grip. The blade opening is silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand. It features an opening system called a front flipper opening. This modification on a flipper opening is tremendously easy to use and does not catch when stored in the pocket. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) pivot system was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with virtually no blade play.
Stainless steel bolsters are hand textured with a leaf pattern, providing a dramatic, secure thumb rest. Differentially anodized, hand fileworked titanium liners surround a stainless steel back spacer. The scales are polished carbon fiber. A pierced stainless steel pocket clip is mounted for tip up carry, and a soft pouch accompanies the knife as well. Exceptional work throughout.

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