L28M Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Product Description for L28M Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $865.00
Item num: 95738
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.88 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved and differentially anodized titanium
Handle: Marble carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Folding linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
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 chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By differentially finishing the hand ground blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
Handle scales are formed from marble carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly.
Titanium bolsters are hand engraved, textured, and anodized by Marietjie Thorburn, ensuring a positive grip. Titanium liners sit against red fiber spacers and have been anodized blue. The liners surround a black G10 backbar. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!
BladeGallery.com is proud to be the exclusive distributor and recommended repair shop in the United States for André Thorburn's knives!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days