L44M Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Engraved Titanium (IKBS)

Product Description for L44M Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Engraved Titanium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92643
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.0 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved and differentially anodized titanium
Handle: Very rare lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and 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 N690 stainless blade is satin finished for an heirloom quality. N690 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. The increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge, with jimping on the thumb ramp to ensure a secure thumb purchase.
Like the blade, the handle is constructed for strength and durability. Very rare lightning strike carbon fiber scales are set on thick anodized titanium liners. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. Copper strands move through the carbon fiber weave. Lightning strike carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials. Engraved titanium bolsters are differentially anodized --- providing both an attractive appearance and a sure grip. A pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for deep-pocket, tip-up carry. Exceptional fit throughout.

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