A6 Recurve Flipper Carbon Fiber (Collaboration with Tashi Bharucha) - IKBS
Product Description for A6 Recurve Flipper Carbon Fiber (Collaboration with Tashi Bharucha) - IKBS
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94679
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders at an amazingly low price and tremendously high skill level. They recently decided to collaborate on knives together -- creating their A2 knives. A2 collaborated on this knife with French designer Tashi Bharucha! Tashi's bold, modernistic curves are readily apparent, and combined with A2's acute attention to detail, the results are a precision made piece with artful execution!
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 recurve blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. The powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from carbon fiber. 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. Both the pivot and pocket clip are formed from zirconium. Zirconium is a new material to the knifemaking world. It is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. Zirconium is highly resistant to corrosion. The ultra-light zirconium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.
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