L22FF with Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for L22FF with Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92506
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Highly polished chatoyant carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Flipper style liner lock with IKBS
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. It features an opening system called a front flipper opening. This modification on a flipper opening is tremendously easy to use and does not catch when stored in the pocket. 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 drop point 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.
Handle scales are formed from carbon fiber -- polished to a luster so that it has a chatoyancy similar to that of a tiger's eye gem stone. I've never seen carbon fiber like this before. 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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