L44 Flipper with Burgundy Linen Micarta and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L44 Flipper with Burgundy Linen Micarta and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $895.00
Item num: 95007
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.4 oz.
Blade: Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Textured, engraved, heat colored, and differentially anodized zirconium
Handle: Burgundy linen Micarta set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Padded, 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, drop shut 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. It is easily opened with the ambidextrous flipper. Andre is a master of IKBS and this folder has action that is as smooth as it gets!
The hand ground N690 stainless steel blade is differentially finished to emphasize his clean grind lines. N690 is 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.
Handle scales are formed from burgundy linen Micarta. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly.
Zirconium bolsters are hand engraved, textured, and anodized by Marietjie Thorburn, ensuring an elegant, positive grip. Fileworked titanium liners are anodized blue on the flats and purple on the bevels and surround a black G10 backbar. The ultra-light pierced TiAlN titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!
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