L46FF with Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for L46FF with Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91534
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 3.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.7 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Polished carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Folding front flipper with IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The action on this no-nonsense folder is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the 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 N690 stainless 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 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 scales are carbon fiber that has been nicely polished to reveal its unique woven pattern forming a series of smaller and larger squares and diamonds. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure purchase. The unobtrusive flipper slightly projects from the front end of the knife and allows for a very smooth and fast blade deployment. The front flipper mechanism is more compact than a standard flipper and doesn't tend to catch on things as easily. The edges of the scales are rounded for comfort and the handle fills out the hand perfectly. It is completed with light blue anodized titanium liners and red fiber spacers. The liners have been hand fileworked and have purple anodizing inside the bevels and jimping. The pocket clip is anodized and is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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