K4 Flipper with Black and Coyote Tan G10 (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for K4 Flipper with Black and Coyote Tan G10 (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Keith Kruger (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $495.00 Saving: $65.00
Item num: 99683
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black G10 with coyote tan G10 inlay
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura storage pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with ceramic IKBS bearing pivot
Description: Keith Kruger is the son-in-law of renowned South African knifemaker André Thorburn. Working in the same workshop as Andre has allowed him to create truly exceptional knives despite his only having made knives for a few years.
Like Andre's knives the blade of this flipper is perfectly centered and has some of the smoothest action you'll ever feel. It is 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 special IKBS knife was created 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. It is easily opened with the flipper. This folder has action that is as smooth as it gets!
The scales combine black and coyote tan G10 in a finely fitted inlay. The black G10 scales were then carved so the tan is raised slightly above the surface surrounding it. The results are exceptional! The handle is completed with purple/bronze anodized titanium liners and a machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball.
Exceptional fit throughout.

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