L36S with Ironwood (IKBS)

Product Description for L36S with Ironwood (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91542
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.24 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Textured stainless steel
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
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 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. 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 combine Arizona desert ironwood with 303 stainless steel bolsters that are finely hand textured, providing a steadfast grip that is also very beautiful. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure purchase on the thumb rest. The flipper doubles as a front guard that keeps the hand from sliding forward onto the blade. The sturdy, domed handle fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with fileworked, differentially anodized titanium liners and red fiber spacers that elegantly contrast against the wood scales. The pierced steel pocket clip is mounted for right handed tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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