Custom Warrior One LMD (IKBS)
Product Description for Custom Warrior One LMD (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95461
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.0 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: A2 zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders, reaching a skill level rarely achieved by other makers. They recently decided to collaborate on knives together -- creating their A2 knives. This Custom Liong Mah designed Warrior One has been exquisitely handcrafted by A2.
The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous front flipper tab. 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 blade is formed from M390 stainless steel, 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. Jimping on the spine aids with grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and a custom pivot. The milled titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
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