LL06 Front Flipper with Spalted Maple and Zirconium (IKBS)
Product Description for LL06 Front Flipper with Spalted Maple and Zirconium (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95052
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 premium stainless steel with a differential finish, Hrc 59
Bolster: Textured and differentially anodized zirconium
Handle: Stabilized spalted maple
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Folding front flipper 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 is hollow ground for easy, quick touchups.
The blade is easily opened by using the front flipper mechanism. It 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.
Spalted maple meet to textured and anodized zirconium bolsters. It is increasingly rare for South African makers to use natural materials on their handles, due to the difficulty of getting dramatic woods. Here, the result is extremely beautiful! The textured, differentially anodized zirconium bolsters provide a steadfast grip that is also very beautiful. 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 and scratching. Titanium liners are anodized to a light green tone and are hand fileworked in a vine pattern.
This folder is a classy and refined piece, unique and not ostentatious. Herucus is clearly a maker to keep an eye out for - exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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