Tactical Liner Lock with Damascus, Carbon Fiber, Snakewood and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Product Description for Tactical Liner Lock with Damascus, Carbon Fiber, Snakewood and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92592
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.06 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern stainless damascus
Bolster: Carbon fiber
Handle: Presentation grade snakewood
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
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 damascus blade is mirror polished on the flats and reveals the intricate damascus pattern in the grinds. 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 carbon fiber with presentation grade snakewood. The striated wood is nicely complemented by the carbon fiber. Angular, domed scales are set on blue anodized titanium liners, jewel polished on the interior. A machined carbon fiber pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close at hand. The carbon fiber 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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