L28L Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L28L Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $895.00
Item num: 96948
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 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, textured, and heat colored zirconium
Handle: Fine marble carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Padded Cordura pouch
Style: 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 drop shut 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 hand ground 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.
Handle scales are formed from fine shred carbon fiber. Red fiber spacers add a nice contrast. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills the hand perfectly.
Zirconium bolsters are hand engraved, textured, and heat colored by Marietjie Thorburn, ensuring elegance and a positive grip. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is resistant to corrosion and scuffing. Anodized titanium liners surround a black G10 backbar. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!
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