Tactical FLF with Ironwood, Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber, and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Product Description for Tactical FLF with Ironwood, Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber, and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93710
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 13.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 15 oz.
Blade: Bohler M390 stainless steel
Bolster: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura storage pouch
Style: IKBS folding liner lock
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 blade is formed from premium M390 powdered stainless steel for the extreme edge retention, high strength, and the toughness that a hard-use knife demands. Because of its uniform microstructure and stainless properties, M390 is often used in surgical cutting instruments and other applications that require a high finish. The blade is wickedly sharp and is satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system, and it is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
Warm toned desert ironwood scales rest on blue anodized titanium liners, keeping this knife light and fast. This meets seamlessly with very rare lightning strike carbon fiber bolsters. Copper strands move through the carbon fiber weave. 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 color and pattern of the carbon fiber complements the warm toned ironwood. Both the titanium liners and pocket clip are anodized to match. The pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry. The elongated carbon fiber backbar is inlaid with MoonGlow II (luminescent polyester). This inlay glows in the dark, making the knife easy to find even under dark conditions.
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