L20 Flipper with Stacked Carbon Fiber and Red G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for L20 Flipper with Stacked Carbon Fiber and Red G10 (IKBS)
Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94991
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.92 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved and textured zirconium
Handle: Stacked carbon fiber and Red G-10
Sheath: Cordura zipper pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered with silky-smooth action . The flipper opening is tremendously easy to use for quick deployment. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. Thorbun is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
The drop point N690 stainless steel blade is differentially finished to emphasize his clean grind lines. N690 is created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. The 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 stacked red G-10 and carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the differentially anodized and engraved zirconium bolsters. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is highly resistant to corrosion and scuffing. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and a pierced TiAlN coated titanium pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days