Tactical FLF Mafuta with Marbled Carbon Fiber, Zirconium and MoonGlow II (IKBS)

Product Description for Tactical FLF Mafuta with Marbled Carbon Fiber, Zirconium and MoonGlow II (IKBS)

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97639
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: Laddered VG10 san mai damascus forged by Bertie Rietveld
Bolster: Heat colored, honeycomb zirconium
Handle: Marbled carbon fiber set on blue anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with liner lock
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John Arnold has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A full time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006.
John designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The blade is formed from Japanese VG10 san mai damascus by Takefu Special Steel. The linear damascus with re-forged by South African knifemaker Bertie Rietveld to create a dramatic ladder pattern. The VG10 premium stainless steel core ensures a keen, long lasting, and durable cutting edge. A hollow grind makes for easy sharpening and shows off the clean, dramatic grind lines.
The blade opens with silky smooth action, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system. It is perfectly centered with rock solid action. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
The scales are formed from marbled carbon fiber. They meet perfectly with heat colored zirconium bolsters. The zirconium is differentially finished to create a honeycomb. A carbon fiber back spacer extends beyond the end of the handle and has a lanyard hole. It is inlaid with MoonGlow II (luminescent polyester). This inlay glows in the dark, making the knife easy to find even under dark conditions. A pierced, anodized titanium pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close.

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