LL14 Front Flipper with Black and Tan G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for LL14 Front Flipper with Black and Tan G10 (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92621
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 stainless steel Hrc 59
Bolster: Tan G10
Handle: Textured G10
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Liner Lock Folder with Front Flipper
Description: This exceptional 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, deep bellied 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 an easy to maintain edge.
The blade is easily opened with a simple flick of the wrist or using the inobtrusive 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.
Textured black G10 scales are set on blue anodized titanium liners. Tan G10 bolsters provide an excellent contrast. Rather than making the scales from two separate pieces of G10, end butted together, the entire scale was made from black G10. The section for the tan G-10 'bolsters' was milled out. This results in superior strength and durability. A pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Herucus is clearly a maker to keep an eye out for - exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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