Flipvubu with Damasteel and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for Flipvubu with Damasteel and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94592
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: Double tempered, cryogenically quenched stainless damascus by Damasteel
Bolster: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Style: Flipper style IKBS 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 36 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!
Lightning strike carbon fiber scales rest on blue anodized titanium liners, keeping this knife as light as it comes. Copper strands move through the carbon fiber weave. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. Lightning strike carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials. A carbon fiber backbar matches the scales. 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.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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