L46 Flipper with Burgundy Linen Micarta and Black G10 Inlay (IKBS)

Product Description for L46 Flipper with Burgundy Linen Micarta and Black G10 Inlay (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92505
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Burgundy linen Micarta with a black G10 'bolster' inlay
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Folding flipper with IKBS liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The action on this folder is silky smooth with a perfectly centered blade -- 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 swayback N690 stainless steel blade is meticulously hand satin finished. 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. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure grip.
The scales combine burgundy linen Micarta with black G10 in a finely fitted inlay. Rather than using two separate pieces end-butted together, Andre created the Micarta handle and inlaid a separate section of G10 into the bolster section. This results in very strong scales! Exceptional fit throughout. Titanium liners have been hand fileworked and differentially anodized with light blue flats and purple inside the beveled filework. The liners surround a stainless steel back spacer. A pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip up carry. Exceptional work throughout!

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