L36S Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L36S Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $885.00
Item num: 94993
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved and anodized zirconium
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber
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 and has silky-smooth action. 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. Andre is a master of IKBS and this folder has action that is as smooth as it gets!
The blade is formed from N690 stainless steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto 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.
Handle scales are formed from silver strike carbon fiber. Aluminum wires move through the woven carbon. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The contoured handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly.
Zirconium bolsters are hand engraved, textured, and anodized by Marietjie Thorburn, ensuring a positive grip. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is resistant to corrosion and scuffing. Fileworked titanium liners are anodized blue on the flats and purple in the bevels. The liners surround a black G10 backbar. The pierced TiAlN titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!
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