L44 Flipper with Honeycomb Black G10 and Black Micarta (IKBS)

Product Description for L44 Flipper with Honeycomb Black G10 and Black Micarta (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91531
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.64 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Inlaid black micarta
Handle: Jigged black G10 with inlaid anodized titanium pocket clip
Style: Flipper style folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder at an amazingly low price. The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. The blade uses the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play.
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.
The scales combine black G10 with black linen micarta in a finely fitted inlay. Rather than using two separate pieces end-butted together, Andre created the scales from G10, milled out the section for the micarta, and inlaid it, resulting in a very strong construction! The black G10 has a three dimensional honeycomb pattern which greatly assists with grip. Jimping on the thumb ramp also ensures a secure retention. The flipper doubles as a front guard that keeps the hand from sliding forward onto the blade. Gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and red fiber spacers that elegantly contrast against black G10 scales. Titanium liners are hand fileworked. A stainless steel pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.

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