L45 Flipper with Layered Blue G10 and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for L45 Flipper with Layered Blue G10 and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91541
*** 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): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.72 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Hand textured stainless steel bolster
Handle: Polished blue G10 and black carbon fiber with inlaid stainless pocket clip
Style: IKBS flipper with 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 by depressing 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 thinly stacked layers of blue G10 and thick weave carbon fiber with mirror polished 303 stainless steel bolsters that are hand textured. By shaping the scales Andre creates a unique and attractive elongated chevron pattern that is handsomely complemented by the geometric patterning of the bolsters. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure grip. The flipper doubles as a front guard that keeps the hand from sliding forward onto the blade. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with fileworked titanium liners that have been differentially anodized in blue tones. The stainless steel pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.

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