Gold Standard Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Mokume (Double Row IKBS)

Product Description for Gold Standard Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Mokume (Double Row IKBS)

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98503
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.60 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: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Chad Nichols
Bolster: Mokume gane pivot collar
Handle: 3D machined lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Double row IKBS flipper with locking liner
Description: JD van Deventer creates unique knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship and performance. He took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa by 2007. He works in a one man shop and even builds most of his machines himself! Van Deventer is clearly a maker to keep an eye on!
The Gold Standard was designed by Jared Van Otterloo (JVO). The blade 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. This Gold Standard Flipper uses two tracks of ball bearings, rather than just one, producing unparalleled smooth action without play -- even more so than standard IKBS.
The raised clip point blade is formed from Chad Nichols' premium stainless damascus for edge retention, high strength, and the toughness that a hard-use knife demands. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from 3D machined lightning strike carbon fiber. Copper stands move through the carbon weave. A mokume gane pivot ring is inlaid to add some extra flash. The mokume incorporates brass, nickel and copper, forged into a damascene pattern. Bronze anodized titanium liners surround a G10 backbar and jimping along the liner lock makes the liner particularly easy to disengage. The stainless damascus pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
This is a knife you will want in your collection!

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