L46 Front Flipper with Honeycomb G10 and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for L46 Front Flipper with Honeycomb G10 and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92271
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 3.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Carbon fiber
Handle: 3D textured honeycomb black G10
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS front flipper with liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is well centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous front flipper toggle. This modification on a flipper opening is tremendously easy to use and does not catch when stored in the pocket. When combined with the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play.
The swayback N690 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished in 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 thumb ramp has been filed for a secure grip.
The scales combine honeycomb 3D textured G10 that meets up with polished carbon fiber bolsters. The texturing provides a steadfast grip that is also very beautiful. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners with purple in the inside of the hand filework. A carbon fiber backspacer is nestled between the titanium, and red fiber spacers are between the handle scales. The titanium pocket clip is pierced and is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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