Rhino Flipper with Damasteel, Westinghouse Micarta, and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for Rhino Flipper with Damasteel, Westinghouse Micarta, and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,050.00
Item num: 99685
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Bead blasted, heat colored zirconium
Handle: Antique Westinghouse micarta
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Liner locking flipper with IKBS pivot
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A part time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of South Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006.
The new Rhino model from John is a perfect mid-size daily carry folder. It's extremely comfortable in hand, yet lightweight and easy to carry in the pocket. John designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection.
The blade was made from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The grinds reveal the dramatic damascus pattern, while the flats are mirror polished. It is wickedly sharp and incorporates a unique and fascinating grind. The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system and the blade is perfectly centered. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play.
Handle scales are formed from antique Westinghouse Micarta that has been nicely domed and polished. Bead blasted, heat colored zirconium bolsters are nicely fit to the micarta scales. Titanium liners are anodized blue and surround an antique Westinghouse micarta backbar. The blue anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days