LL06 Front Flipper Snakewood (IKBS)
Product Description for LL06 Front Flipper Snakewood (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92690
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.2 oz.
Blade: Grosse Rosen pattern Damasteel stainless damascus, Hrc 59
Bolster: Hand textured, satin finished stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade snakewood
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Front Flipper Liner Lock
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.
This folder features a unique opening system developed by fellow South African knifemaker Andre Thorburn, called a front flipper. This modification on a flipper opening is incredibly easy to use and does not catch when stored in the pocket. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is phenomenal!! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This is among the smoothest opening mechanisms I have ever felt.
The blade is formed from Swedish Damasteel. The complex damascus pattern is called Grosse Rosen. The steel is particularly high contrast and immediately captivating. The flats have been polished to a mirror finish, nearly eliminating the pattern, whereas the hollow grinds feature a deep etch. The combined finishes are exquisite, emphasizing the perfect, clean grind lines.
Presentation grade snakewood scales have a nice mix of mid and dark warm tones. The striated patern is very tight and as close to the ideal snakewood pattern as you'll ever see. The wood glued to red micarta backing for strength and durability. The stainless steel bolsters were hand textured so as to be both pleasing to the eye and provide a comfortable, secure grip. Vine fileworked, light blue anodized titanium liners perfectly complement this handsome gentleman's folder.
Herucus is clearly a maker to keep an eye out for - exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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