A5 Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Neon Green G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for A5 Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Neon Green G10 (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93888
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4 oz.
Blade: N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Carbon fiber with neon green G10 inlay
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Liner lock with flipper (Double Row 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. Like the A3, the A5 uses two tracks of ball bearings, rather than just one. While increasing the cost due to the extra bearings, it produces unparalleled smooth action without play -- even more so than a standard IKBS mechanism.
The clip point blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from carbon fiber. Green G10 inlaid around the pivot adds a hint of 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 pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry. This compact version of the A3 is a knife that you'll want to carry!
Exceptional fit throughout.
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