L36S Flipper with Blue/Silver Carbon Fiber (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for L36S Flipper with Blue/Silver Carbon Fiber (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $895.00
Item num: 97155
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved, textured and anodized titanium
Handle: Blue/silver carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered. The flipper opening is tremendously easy to use for quick deployment. 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. This special IKBS knife was created with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds -- extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize. It is easily opened with the flipper. Andre is a master of IKBS and this folder has action that is as smooth as it gets!
The clip point blade is hand ground N690 stainless 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 differentially finishing the blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
The scales are formed from blue/silver carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the anodized, textured and engraved titanium bolsters. The handle is completed with anodized titanium liners surrounding a black G-10 backbar. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry..
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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