L36M Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for L36M Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS) - M390

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,025.00
Item num: 95001
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.02 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved, textured and heat colored zirconium
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth, drop shut action. The flipper opening is tremendously easy to use for quick deployment. 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 the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
The clip point blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. M390 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powdered metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are silver strike carbon fiber. In this variation of lightning strike carbon fiber, aluminum wires travel through the woven carbon fibers. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The contoured handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. Zirconium bolsters meet perfectly with the handle scales. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is resistant to corrosion and scuffing. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners. The ultra-light pierced titanium pocket clip features a TiAlN coating. It is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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