L36S Flipper with Black and White G10 (Ceramic G10)

Product Description for L36S Flipper with Black and White G10 (Ceramic G10)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $825.00
Item num: 98035
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): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: CTS-XHP stainless steel, hardened to 60-61 Hrc
Handle: Black inlaid with white G10
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper style folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and 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. This special folder is made 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. Thorburn is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
The blade is made from premium CTS-XHP stainless steel. This US-made steel is a new air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. The grinds are satin finished while the flats are mirror polished, showing off the crisp, clean grinds. It is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from black and white G10 machined in a chevron pattern. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. Fileworked titanium liners are anodized light blue on the flats and purple in the bevels and surround a black G10 backbar. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!
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