Dakar Flipper with Blue/Black Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for Dakar Flipper with Blue/Black Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Trevor Burger (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99330
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.17 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.2 oz.
Blade: M390 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Zirconium
Handle: Blue/black lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock flipper with ceramic IKBS
Description: Trevor Burger is a second-generation knifemaker following in the steps of his father, Fred Burger. He has an eye for detail. Trevor's knives have exceptionally smooth action and clean, no-nonsense designs. This custom Dakar flipper is a full-size folder with a streamlined design that begs to be carried and used. Despite this, it will feel at home in any collection.
The blade is formed from M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder 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 runs on an 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. Trevor created this Dakar Flipper 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. The blade has silky-smooth action and is easily opened single-handed using the flipper tab. It is perfectly centered.
The handle is made from blue/black lightning strike carbon fiber that has been nicely domed and polished. Copper wires move through the woven carbon. Zirconium bolsters meet with the scales in a perfect S-curve. Scales and bolsters are set on bronze anodized titanium liners. Jimping along the liners provides a solid purchase for heavier use. The anodized 3D machined zirconium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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