FLF Damascus Folder with Ironwood, Carbon Fiber, and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Product Description for FLF Damascus Folder with Ironwood, Carbon Fiber, and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91476
*** 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: 5.95 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.95 oz.
Blade: Iguana pattern stainless damascus forged by Chad Nichols
Bolster: Carbon fiber front and rear bolsters
Handle: 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 made from Chad Nichols' Iguana pattern stainless damascus. By bringing the flats of the blade to a fine mirror polish, and etching the grinds, John creates a blade that is visually captivating.
The action of the blade 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 snag while kept in the pocket.
Blue anodized titanium liners are hand fileworked, and accompanying hardware is also anodized to match. Polished carbon fiber offsets a central piece of exhibition grade desert Ironwood for a sophisticated finish. The carbon fiber back bar is constructed in an open half back design and extends beyond the end of the body as a lanyard hole. Inlaid in the backbar is a piece of MoonGlow II (luminescent polyester). This inlay glows in the dark, making the knife easy to find even under dark conditions. All pieces fit together with amazing precision.
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