Gold Standard Field Grade with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (Double Row IKBS)

Product Description for Gold Standard Field Grade with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (Double Row IKBS)

Maker: JD van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99618
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.27 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel
Bolster: Titanium damascus pivot ring
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Double row 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). 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 Gold Standard Flipper uses two tracks of ball bearings, rather than just one, producing unparalleled smooth action without play -- even more so than standard IKBS.
The raised clip point blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, 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 is hollow ground for easy maintenance.
The scales are formed from lightning strike carbon fiber that has been nicely domed and fluted for extra grip. Copper wires move through the woven carbon. An oversized titanium damascus pivot ring surrounds the pivot. Titanium liners surround a textured titanium backspacer. A lanyard can easily be added to the handle if desired. The custom blackened and textured titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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