M25 - Celtic Knot - Engraved Roll Opening Flipper with Mosaic Damascus and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for M25 - Celtic Knot - Engraved Roll Opening Flipper with Mosaic Damascus and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91569
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.3 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels by Chad Nichols
Bolster: Engraved stainless steel
Handle: Carbon fiber
Sheath: Cordura storage pouch
Style: IKBS Roll Opening Flipper with Locking Liner
Description: South African knifemaker, Andre Van Heerden, creates an amazing folder -- and at a price that could never be found from an American handmade knife.
The mosaic damascus used for the blade was forged from carbon steels by Chad Nichols. The pattern is extremely complex and immediately grabs attention. Chad's mastery in the forge is shown by his ability to create such a complex pattern with virtually no distortion.
The unique opening mechanism, invented by another South African maker, Andre Thorburn, is called a roll opening. This modification on a flipper opening is tremendously easy to use and won't catch when stored in the pocket. The blade is easily opened by running either the thumb or first finger along the textured 'roll' at the back of the blade.
The blade is perfectly centered and has incredibly smooth action due to the 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 virtually no blade play.
Carbon fiber scales are dovetailed to the stainless steel bolsters for a perfect fit. The bolsters were meticulously hand engraved by Julien Marchal. Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium. Complex Celtic knots twist and writhe on the surface of the steel. Anodized titanium liners and carbon fiber keep this knife light and fast. The anodized titanium pocket clip mounted for tip-up carry keeps the knife close at hand. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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