L19S Flipper - Silver Peacock (IKBS)
Product Description for L19S Flipper - Silver Peacock (IKBS)
Maker: Thorburn & Dadyan (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
The handle scales of this exceptional folder were created by Garri Dadyan. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Garri was named a National Master Artist of the Soviet Union in 1985 for his unparalleled mastery of repousse metal work. In 1993 he became a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Artists in recognition of his superior artistry. A master metal worker, Mr. Dadyan employs the techniques of chasing, repousse, filigree and granulation, wax casting, engraving and niello with equal virtuosity. Working in solid sterling silver with precious stones, Garri brings old world mastery to the new world that few can emulate.
Item num: 95330
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.63 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 3.95 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Sterling silver with 2 faceted rubies, 8 diamonds, and a garnet
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper style folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The action on his folders is silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. Andre's mechanism and action is among the best to be found anywhere. 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 drop point blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By satin finishing the grinds and mirror polishing the flats, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure purchase. The flipper allows for a very smooth and fast blade deployment.
The meticulously carved scales are formed from .925 Sterling silver. Between the two scales and the backbar, 70 grams of Sterling silver are meticulously carved. The three dimensional scales depict a detailed peacock. Feathers culminate a four 1.6mm faceted diamonds. The eyes are formed from 2.2mm faceted rubies. The carved backbar culminates in a large 6mm faceted garnet.
Titanium liners have been hand fileworked and differentially anodized with light blue flats and purple inside the bevels.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout -- combining the efforts of two exemplary masters!
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