LL06 Front Flipper with Engraving and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for LL06 Front Flipper with Engraving and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92540
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.78 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Engraved stainless steel
Handle: Carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Front flipper folder with locking liner, IKBS
Description: This exceptional folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. I was very excited when Andre Thorburn and Andre Van Heerden introduced me to their friend. His work immediately caught my attention. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005.
The drop point N690 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. N690 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. The increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade has been hollow ground for easy, quick touchups. The spine is hand fileworked.
The blade has silky-smooth, consistent action with a well centered blade. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism. This modification of a traditional flipper moves the mechanism to the front of the knife. The smaller profile makes for very comfortable carry and ensures it doesn’t get caught on something while in the pocket. It uses 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 no blade play.
Carbon fiber scales form a nice contrast to the hand engraved stainless steel bolsters Blue anodized titanium liners surround the stainless steel back spacer.
Herucus is clearly a maker to keep an eye out for - exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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