L48 Front Flipper with Thunderstorm Kevlar

Product Description for L48 Front Flipper with Thunderstorm Kevlar

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92635
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Bohler M390 stainless steel, Hrc 59
Bolster: Engraved stainless steel bolster
Handle: Thunderstorm Kevlar
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS front 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 front flipper toggle. The front flipper mechanism is easy to operate for single handed open, yet provides a slimmer profile and is less likely to catch on things when carried 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 clip point M390 stainless steel blade is differentially finished to emphasize his clean grind lines. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of Chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The handle combines Thunderstorm Kevlar with 303 stainless steel bolsters that are finely textured and engraved by Andre's wife. The bolsters provide a steadfast grip that is also very beautiful. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and red fiber spacers that elegantly contrast against the Thunderstorm Kevlar scales. The machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Thunderstorm Kevlar is a rare and exceptional handle material similar in construction to lightning strike carbon fiber. Brass wire is woven into Kevlar strands, all of which is suspended in resin.
Exceptional fit throughout.

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