L48 Flipper with Black C-Tek (IKBS)

Product Description for L48 Flipper with Black C-Tek (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $835.00
Item num: 95012
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Textured and engraved stainless steel
Handle: Black C-Tek set on differentially anodized and fileworked titanium liners
Sheath: Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with locking
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade of this elegant folder is perfectly centered with silky-smooth, drop-shut action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. The blade 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. Andre is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
The blade is hand ground 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 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 C-Tek resin infused aluminum honeycomb scales are nicely domed to fill out the hand. C-Tek is absolutely stunning in its appearance and its ability to reflect light and gives a whole new depth to the knifemaking art. Stainless steel bolsters are hand engraved and textured by Marietjie Thorburn, ensuring a beautiful, positive grip. The handle is completed with differentially anodized and fileworked titanium liners. The ultra-light pierced pocket clip is formed from titanium with a durable Titanium Aluminum Nitride (TiAIN) coating and is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!
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