FLF Folder with Ironwood and LSCF (IKBS)
Product Description for FLF Folder with Ironwood and LSCF (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91475
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 5.92 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.96 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished 12C27 stainless steel
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber with Arizona desert ironwood
Style: IKBS folding liner lock
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. 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.
Bronze anodized titanium liners are hand fileworked, and accompanying hardware is also anodized to match. Lightning strike carbon fiber not only serves as the handle material but also the spacer. The spacer extends beyond the end of the body and has a lanyard hole. Copper strands move through the carbon fiber weave. Lightning strike carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. This type of carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials. Set between the front and rear 'bolsters' are sections of dramatic Arizona desert ironwood, set at a diagonal. All pieces fit together with amazing precision.
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