LL-BB Flipper with Mammoth Molar, Timascus, and Damascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for LL-BB Flipper with Mammoth Molar, Timascus, and Damascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: George Muller (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99431
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Black Kraken Timascus
Handle: Mammoth molar
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with ceramic IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker George Muller makes an exceptionally dramatic knife -- and at a price that would never be found from a US maker. The colors, textures and style all work perfectly together. The combination of mammoth molar and damascus immediately captures the eye and inspires the imagination.
The hollow ground blade is formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus steel is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty.
The blade has smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the 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 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.
Mammoth molar scales are well matched in burnt cream, white, and green tones. Black Kraken Timascus front and rear bolsters are dovetailed to the scales for a perfect fit. Titanium liners are anodized purple and surround a backbar made from Snakeskin pattern damascus forged by South African bladesmith Henning Wilkinson. The titanium pivot ring and screw have been anodized blue. The screws used in the mammoth molar and bolsters have been gold plated. The black Timascus pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry. A ceramic retention ball makes it particularly effective.
An excellent knife from George Muller that is sure to demand attention!

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