LL11 Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS) - M390

Product Description for LL11 Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS) - M390

Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99607
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.4 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished M390 stainless steel, Hrc 59-60
Bolster: Banded and textured zirconium with a differential finish
Handle: Marble carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with ceramic IKBS bearing pivot
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005. Herucus' folders combine incredibly smooth action with a high level of fit and finish.
The drop point blade is made from M390, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. M390 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto 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 easy, quick touchups.
The blade is perfectly centered and has incredibly smooth, drop shut action -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. The blade 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.
The scales are made from marble carbon fiber. The bolsters are zirconium. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is resistant to corrosion and scratching. By combining polishing, bead blasting, texturing, heat coloring, and anodizing, Blomerus has created a truly eye catching set of bolsters. Titanium liners are hand filed and anodized a deep blue. The liners surround a backbar made from M390 stainless steel. The pierced, anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-right, tip-up carry.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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