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

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

Maker: George Muller (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99482
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Draupner pattern Damasteel stainless damascus
Bolster: Black Timascus
Handle: Mammoth ivory
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 ivory, Timascus, and stainless damascus immediately captures the eye and inspires the imagination.
The hollow ground blade is formed from Draupner pattern damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The blade has smooth action and is 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.
Caramel toned ancient mammoth ivory scales are well matched. Black Timascus bolsters are dovetailed to the scales for a perfect fit. Titanium liners and pivot ring are anodized. Screws throughout the knife are gold plated. The backbar is made from Snakeskin pattern damascus forged from carbon steels by South African bladesmith Henning Wilkinson. The anodized titanium 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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