L46 Flipper with Earth Brown G10 and Zirconium

Product Description for L46 Flipper with Earth Brown G10 and Zirconium

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93893
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 7.60 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): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Hand engraved, textured zirconium
Handle: Earth brown G10
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: Andre Thorburn creates gentleman’s tactical knives. Of all the knives that I open and close each day, Andre’s knives have the most consistent, smooth action of any maker … and all this with a perfectly centered blade and no blade play at all. Andre’s tactical folders have a level of refinement normally reserved for high end collector-grade knives. The blade is 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 L46 with Earth Brown G10 and Zirconium is an exquisite tactical folder. The blade is Bohler N690 with a perfect heat treatment, ensuring a razor sharp edge that won’t quit. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By satin finishing the grinds and mirror polishing the flats, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
G10 scales are perfectly domed to fill out the hand, yet at just 5 ounces this knife is easy to keep close by your side. The bolsters provide a steadfast grip that is also very beautiful. 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. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure grip. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and a black G10 backbar. The pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry. Exceptional fit throughout.

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