L36S Flipper with Burgundy Linen Micarta and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L36S Flipper with Burgundy Linen Micarta and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $840.00
Item num: 96358
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved and anodized zirconium
Handle: Burgundy linen Micarta
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. This L36S Flipper is a spectacular EDC though it will feel comfortable in nearly any collection.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet, 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 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.
Burgundy linen Micarta handle scales are nicely domed and polished. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The textured, engraved, anodized zirconium bolsters provide a steadfast grip that is also very beautiful. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is highly resistant to corrosion and scuffing. Fileworked and anodized titanium liners surround a black G10 backspacer, keeping this knife light, yet strong. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry. A ceramic ball bearing set at the end of the clip makes it particularly easy to use.
Exceptional work throughout!
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