Celtic Knot - L40FF Damascus Interframe Folder with Fiddleback Maple (IKBS)

Product Description for Celtic Knot - L40FF Damascus Interframe Folder with Fiddleback Maple (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91506
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.15 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.95 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Engraved stainless steel with Fiddleback maple inlays
Sheath: Soft fleece-lined pouch
Style: IKBS Front Flipper Liner Lock
Description: This L40FF Celtic Knot folder is amazing! 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) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This is as smooth as a knife gets!
The N690 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. By mirror polishing the flats, Andre emphasizes the clean, swooping grind lines and provides contrast. N690 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds it. The increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping, and the blade has been hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The 416 stainless steel frame is inlaid with two sections of curly fiddleback maple. This wood has unique tones of primarily grays and slate blues, with obvious chataoyancy. Central arches of stainless steel have been meticulously hand engraved by Julien Marchal. Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium and now lives in South Africa. Complex Celtic knots twist and writhe on the surface of the steel. Titanium liners are meticulously hand fileworked and anodized to a blue tone. The knife is accompanied by a fleece-lined soft pouch.
Attention to detail has been paid throughout this knife, with the fit and finish exceptional.

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