M25 Front Flipper Interframe with Damascus and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for M25 Front Flipper Interframe with Damascus and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92248
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.95 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels by Ettoré Gianferarri in South Africa
Handle: Carbon fiber inlaid into a titanium frame
Style: IKBS front flipper with liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker, Andre Van Heerden, creates an amazing folder … and this one is certainly among his most captivating!
The mosaic damascus blade was forged by Ettoré Gianferarri, ensuring that the patterns will be unique and different from those generally found on the American market. It is exceptionally complex and immediately captivating.
A front flipper opening mechanism makes deploying the knife fast, yet the smaller size does not catch when stored in the pocket. The blade is easily opened by running either the thumb or first finger along the textured 'roll' at the front of the closed handle. The blade is perfectly centered and has silky smooth action, due to the IKBS (Ikoma Koth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed for balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. The flipper style opening is a perfect companion to the IKBS ball bearing system.
Carbon fiber is inlaid into titanium scales and set on anodized titanium liners. The combination of these two materials keep this knife light and fast. The inlay is extremely precise and shows Andre's work at its best. The resulting handle will have excellent durability as a using knife, but will easily feel at home in a collection. A machined titanium pocket clip mounted for tip up carry keeps the knife close at hand. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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