Tactical Folder with Ironwood, Black G10 and MoonGlow II
Product Description for Tactical Folder with Ironwood, Black G10 and MoonGlow II
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91470
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.38 in.
Total length: 8.38 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.32 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished 12C27 stainless steel
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood inlaid into black G10
Style: Folding front flipper with IKBS
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 architect by profession, 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.
John designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The blade is satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. It is wickedly sharp, incorporating a fascinating grind - John has sculpted the swedge in such a way that when viewed point-first, the reverse tanto tip forms an elongated diamond shape. The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system, and it is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. 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. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
The handle scales combine black G10 with presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood. Rather than being separate pieces, but-ended together, John created the scales from black G10, and then milled out the section to hold the ironwood. This technique, while quite difficult, produces a knife with tremendous strength and durability. The angular, domed scales are set on blue anodized titanium liners, jewel polished on the interior. A sculpted, blue anodized titanium pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close at hand. The G10 backbar is inlaid with MoonGlow II (luminescent polyester). This inlay glows in the dark, making the knife easy to find even under dark conditions. A very classy folder, for every day carry, or for that special occasion.
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