LL13 Flipper with Blue C-Tek and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for LL13 Flipper with Blue C-Tek and Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95043
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Carbon fiber
Handle: Blue C-Tek
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura storage pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005.
The drop point N690 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. N690 is a super-steel 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 has been hollow ground for easy, quick touchups.
The blade is easily opened with a simple flick of the flipper mechanism. The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action, due to the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play.
Blue C-Tek scales are perfectly met with carbon fiber 'bolsters'. C-Tek Resin infused aluminum honeycomb is a material that has been "in the works" since 1995. The material is absolutely stunning in its appearance and its ability to reflect light and gives a whole new depth to the knife making art. C-Tek results in a particularly dramatic spine. The scales are set on anodized, fileworked titanium liners.
This folder will be easy to keep it close at hand using the pierced titanium pocket clip mounted for right handed, tip-up carry. Herucus is clearly a maker to keep an eye out for - exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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