H4 Flipper with Black G10 and Copper Infused Carbon Fiber (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for H4 Flipper with Black G10 and Copper Infused Carbon Fiber (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Riaan Manser (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99694
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: N690 stainless steel (hardened to 59 Hrc) with a differential finish
Handle: Black G10 with copper infused carbon fiber inlay-- set on anodized Gr6 titanium
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper with liner lock
Description: Riaan Manser is a full-time knife maker from South Africa. Manser works under the brand name 3LegDog -- named for his pit bull cross dog which lost its hind leg when still a puppy. Manser and his dog spent many days and nights sitting along side each other in the knifemaking studio. Regretfully, his beloved dog passed away during the summer of 2018.
This Model H4 Flipper features a blade formed from N690 stainless steel, created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. The grinds are bead blasted while the flats are mirror polished.
The blade runs on an 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. Manser created this Model H4 Flipper 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. The blade is perfectly centered, has silky-smooth action, and is easily opened single-handed using the flipper tab.
The handle is formed from black G10. Sections of copper infused carbon fiber are meticulously inlaid into each side. Bronze anodized Gr6 titanium liners keep this full sized knife light yet strong. The backspacer is formed from black G10. The handle is completed with an anodized titanium pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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