A3 Flipper with Black and Orange G10
Product Description for A3 Flipper with Black and Orange G10
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93038
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.55 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.22 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished CPM154 stainless steel
Handle: Black G10 with orange G10 inlay
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Liner lock with flipper (IKBS)
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André Van Heerden create exceptional folders at an amazingly low price. They recently decided to collaborate on knives together -- creating their A2 knives.
The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. The blade 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. The A3 uses two tracks of ball bearings, rather than just one. While increasing the cost due to the extra bearings, it produces exceptionally smooth action without play -- even more so than a standard IKBS mechanism.
The clip point blade is formed from CPM154 stainless steel. This PM steel will have exceptional edge holding, caused by the smaller grain structure. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from black G10. Orange G10 inlays add exceptional contrast. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners. The ultra light black G10 pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.
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