Tactical FLF with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Product Description for Tactical FLF with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93713
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 7.75 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): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.4 oz.
Blade: Iguana pattern stainless damascus forged by Chad Nichols
Bolster: Carbon fiber
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper with 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 Chad Nichols stainless damascus. The flats are mirror polished. The grinds reveal the intricate damascus layers. A hollow grind makes for easy sharpening and shows off the clean, dramatic grind lines.
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.
The scales combine lightning strike carbon fiber with black carbon fiber. Copper strands move through the lightning strike carbon fiber weave. Lightning strike carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. This type of carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials. A carbon fiber back spacer extends beyond the end of the body and has a lanyard hole. It 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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