A5 Bolster Lock Flipper with Carbon Fiber and White Cerakote (IKBS)
Product Description for A5 Bolster Lock Flipper with Carbon Fiber and White Cerakote (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95451
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.99 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Titanium with a white Cerakote finish
Handle: Carbon fiber set into the white Cerakote titanium frame
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Bolster lock with flipper (IKBS)
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders. When they decided to collaborate on knives together, the two Andres created 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. Its unique powdered 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 keeping the knife incredibly light. The titanium frame features a non-reflective, white Cerakote finish. The bolster lock ensures a sturdy lockup. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with a carbon fiber backspacer. The titanium pocket clip features a white Cerakote finish and is mounted for right-handed tip-up carry.
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