A5 Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Orange G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for A5 Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Orange G10 (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95448
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Carbon fiber with orange G10 inlay
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS liner lock with flipper
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders at an amazingly low price. They recently decided to collaborate on knives together -- creating their A2 knives.
The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. 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 clip point blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. The powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from carbon fiber. Orange G10 inlaid around the pivot add a hint of contrast. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners. The ultra-light pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right-handed carry. This compact version of the A3 is a knife that you'll want to carry!
Exceptional fit throughout.
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