L48 Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L48 Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $845.00
Item num: 96360
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Differentially anodized and textured zirconium
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with IKBS bearing pivot
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade of this elegant folder is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It 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 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 differentially finishing the blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
The scales are formed from silver strike carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly.
Zirconium bolsters are hand engraved, textured, and anodized by Marietjie Thorburn, ensuring a positive grip. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is highly resistant to corrosion and scuffing. Fileworked titanium liners are anodized blue with purple bevels and surround a black G10 backbar. The ultra-light pierced TiAlN coated titanium pocket clip is mounted for right handed, tip-up carry. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
Excellent work throughout!
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