LL14 Front Flipper with Red/Silver Twill Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for LL14 Front Flipper with Red/Silver Twill Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92596
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 premium stainless steel with a differential finish, Hrc 59
Bolster: Textured 304 stainless steel
Handle: Red/silver twill carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Folding front flipper with IKBS
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. 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 is hollow ground for easy, quick touchups.
The blade is easily opened by using the front flipper mechanism. It is well centered and has silky-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 smooth action with no blade play.
Red and silver twill is woven through the dramatic carbon fiber. Bolsters are grade 304 stainless steel, and have hand textured bands that are quire elegant. Titanium liners are anodized blue and are hand fileworked in a vine pattern. A pierced titanium clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
This folder is a classy and refined piece, unique and not ostentatious. Herucus is clearly a maker to keep an eye out for - exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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