Gold Standard Full Dress Flipper with Damascus, Zirconium, and Titanium Damascus (Dual Row Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for Gold Standard Full Dress Flipper with Damascus, Zirconium, and Titanium Damascus (Dual Row Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99301
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus by Damasteel
Bolster: Contoured heat colored zirconium and zirconium/titanium damascus pivot collar
Handle: Heat colored zirconium scales inlaid with textured titanium and heat colored Titanium damascus (Zladinox)
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Double row ceramic 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! He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on! The Gold Standard was designed by Jared Van Otterloo (JVO). This knife is JD's masterpiece made to date. This Gold Standard features tremendous attention to detail. He pulled out all the stops.
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 special IKBS flipper not only uses ceramic ball bearings for smoother action, but it is double row. It has just about 120 tiny ceramic ball bearings hidden inside for action that is as good as it gets.
The raised clip point blade is formed from twist pattern stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The damascus is not only beautiful, but it takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from heat colored zirconium. This was inlaid with textured and anodized titanium. This, in turn was inlaid with polished titanium damascus. A tiered pivot collar combines contoured zirconium with terraced zirconium/titanium damascus. Bronze anodized titanium liners surround a zirconium back spacer. The 3D machined, anodized 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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