L36M Flipper with Woven Carbon Fiber/Blue G10 and Engraved Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L36M Flipper with Woven Carbon Fiber/Blue G10 and Engraved Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93509
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 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 anodized zirconium
Handle: Woven carbon fiber and blue G10
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. The flipper opening is tremendously easy to use for quick deployment. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This is as smooth as a knife gets!
The clip point blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, 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. By differentially finishing the blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
The scales are formed from woven blue G10 and carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the anodized and engraved zirconium bolsters. The bolsters have an elegant iridescence that is quite captivating. Zirconium is a new material to the knifemaking world. It is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. Zirconium is highly resistant to corrosion. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and red fiber spacers. The pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!


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