Tactical Flipper with Stainless Steel Damascus and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for Tactical Flipper with Stainless Steel Damascus and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93707
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless steel damascus by Chad Nichols
Bolster: Stainless steel damascus by Chad Nichols
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Style: Folding 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. The blade is formed from Chad Nichols premium damascus stainless steel for edge retention, high strength, and the toughness that a hard-use knife demands. The blade is wickedly sharp, incorporating a fascinating grind - John has sculpted the swedge in such a way that when viewed point-first, the modified tanto tip forms an elongated diamond shape.
The blade is easily opened with a simple flick of the wrist or using the flipper mechanism. The blade 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.
The handle on this elegant flipper combines lightning strike carbon fiber scales with Chad Nichols' stainless damascus. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. Lightning strike carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials.
The angular, sculpted scales are set on bronze anodized titanium liners with a red spacer. The backbar is formed from damascus stainless steel. An anodized and pierced titanium pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close at hand. A very classy folder, for every day carry, or for that special occasion!
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