L48 Flipper with Black and Blue Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L48 Flipper with Black and Blue Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $865.00
Item num: 95476
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved and anodized zirconium
Handle: Black and blue lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered with silky-smooth action. The flipper opening is tremendously easy to use for quick deployment. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. Andre is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action is as smooth as a knife gets!
The blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By differentially finishing the blade, Andre has emphasized his clean grind lines.
The scales are formed from black and blue lightning strike carbon fiber. Copper strands move through the carbon weave. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the anodized and engraved zirconium bolsters. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is highly resistant to corrosion and scuffing. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners and red fiber spacers. The pierced TiAlN coated titanium pocket clip is mounted for right handed, tip-up carry. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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