L53 Interframe Flipper with Blue G10 and Glow-in-the-Dark Inlay (IKBS)

Product Description for L53 Interframe Flipper with Blue G10 and Glow-in-the-Dark Inlay (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95753
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Blue G10 inlaid with glow-in-the-dark blue Kirinite
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth 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.
The drop point blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By satin finishing the grinds and polishing the flats, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
The scales are blue G10 that have been inlaid with sections of glow-in-the-dark Blue Kirinite - making it easy to find in the dark or at night. Blue Glow Kirinite at first appears to be an ordinary opaque white, but will glow blue when exposed to light. Kirinite is a versatile innovative acrylic material that resists chipping, cracking, warping, & shrinking. The scales have been nicely domed and polished. They surround titanium liners that have been anodized blue. The machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic ball is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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