Flipvubu with Damasteel and Twist Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Flipvubu with Damasteel and Twist Carbon Fiber

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93965
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.0 oz.
Blade: Double tempered, cryogenically quenched stainless damascus by Damasteel
Handle: Machined carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Style: Folding flipper with liner lock
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary.
The Flipvubu is Des' flipper design Imbuvu -- now using a standard flipper tab instead of a front flipper design. The blade is made from Swedish Damasteel which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This style of treatment results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping.
The blade is perfectly centered and has silky smooth action. It is easily opened using the flipper mechanism. The blade rotates on 34 ball bearings made from silicone nitride (HRC93) developed for the Space Program. This ensures the knife retains its smooth opening for many years to come!
Twist carbon fiber scales rest on blue anodized titanium liners keeping this knife as light as it comes. The handle has been elegantly contoured to fit comfortably in hand. A carbon fiber backbar matches the scales and keeps the knife light. An elevated jimped thumb ramp provides for a secure thumb purchase. Even the flipper toggle has jimping to ensure it flips open with ease every time. A machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry and has been anodized to match the liners.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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