L36L Flipper with Blue/Black Carbon Fiber and Anodized Titanium (Dual Row IKBS)

Product Description for L36L Flipper with Blue/Black Carbon Fiber and Anodized Titanium (Dual Row IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94216
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Anodized and engraved titanium
Handle: Black/blue carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Dual row IKBS flipper style folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade of this large folder is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It 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. This special flipper uses two tracks of ball bearings, rather than just one. This produces unparalleled smooth action without blade play -- even more so than a standard IKBS mechanism.
The 4-1/4 inch 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 polishing the blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
Like the blade, the handle is constructed for strength and durability. Black/blue carbon fiber scales are nicely domed to fill out the hand. Titanium bolsters are hand engraved, textured, and anodized, providing a steadfast grip that is tremendously beautiful and engaging. A machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right handed, tip-up carry. The handle is completed with blue anodized, fileworked titanium liners and red fiber spacers.
Exceptional work throughout!

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