L48 Flipper with Black and Earth Brown G-10 (IKBS)

Product Description for L48 Flipper with Black and Earth Brown G-10 (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $695.00
Item num: 96339
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.60 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: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.0 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black G10 with earth brown G10 inlays
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. This L48 Flipper is a spectacular EDC though it will feel comfortable in nearly any collection.
The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- 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. Thorburn is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
The drop point 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 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.
Handles scales are formed from black G10 and are inlaid with earth brown G10. The domed handle provides a comfortable, secure grip. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The flipper doubles as a front guard that keeps the hand from sliding forward onto the blade. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills your hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners that elegantly contrast against black G-10 scales. The TiAlN coated pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.
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