Kenpachi Flipper with Red and Black Carbon Fiber and Orange G10 - M390

Product Description for Kenpachi Flipper with Red and Black Carbon Fiber and Orange G10 - M390

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98773
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 7.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.18 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel
Handle: Orange G10 with red carbon fiber overlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: JD van Deventer creates high performing, unique knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship. He took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa by 2007. Deventer works in a one man shop and even builds most of his machines himself! He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on.
This flipper is a strong-build tactical folder with absolutely exceptional action. The blade is well 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 smooth action with no blade play.
The drop point blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. M390 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powdered metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge and features a stonewash finish in the grinds and mirror polish on the flats.
The scales are made from orange G10 and feature red and black carbon fiber overlays. The backbar has been differentially anodized and fileworked. Titanium liners are anodized blue. The titanium pocketclip has been textured and anodized bronze and is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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