L40 Engraved Flipper with Mammoth Ivory and Damascus (IKBS)

Product Description for L40 Engraved Flipper with Mammoth Ivory and Damascus (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91504
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.92 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.25 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.9 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern stainless damascus by Damasteel
Handle: Engraved stainless steel with mammoth ivory inlays
Sheath: Soft pouch
Style: IKBS front flipper folding liner lock
Description: This folder is among Andre Thorburn's master works to date -- a piece worthy of daily carry or fit to be displayed and handed down as an heirloom. The term "gorgeous" springs to mind… it is among my favorite folders that we have ever had on BladeGallery.
It features a unique opening system Andre developed called a front flipper. 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) 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 convoluted damascus pattern is a twist. The steel is particularly high contrast and immediately captivating. Andre has mirror polished the flats which provides even more complement and highlights his crisp, clean grind lines.
The stainless steel frame is inlaid with two sections of presentation grade mammoth ivory. Central arcs of the steel (a bow tie) have been meticulously hand engraved by Julien Marchal. Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium. European floral scroll twists on the surface of the steel. A central section has been left blank to allow the knife to be personalized. Titanium liners are meticulously hand fileworked and anodized to a light blue tone. One of the liners provides the lock for the blade in an open position. Sandwiched between the titanium is a stainless steel spacer which also has been hand engraved in a running wheat pattern. Attention to detail has been paid throughout this knife, with the fit and finish exceptional. This knife is accompanied by a soft pouch for carry.

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