LL15 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Damascus (IKBS)
Product Description for LL15 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Damascus (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95045
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 premium stainless steel with a differential finish, Hrc 59
Bolster: Jellyroll mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels by Lourens Prinsloo
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Folding flipper 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 is hollow ground for easy, quick touchups.
The blade is easily opened by using the ambidextrous flipper mechanism. It is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action due to the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed for balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play.
Lightning strike carbon fiber scales meet perfectly to high contrast mosaic damascus bolsters. The bolsters were forged by Lorens Prinsloo from carbon steels and show virtually countless radialed jellyrolls. Copper strands move through the carbon fiber weave. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect bolts of lightning during storms. Titanium liners are anodized and are hand fileworked. The handle is completed with a 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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