Cruz Flipper with Textured Orange and Black G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for Cruz Flipper with Textured Orange and Black G10 (IKBS)
Maker: Johann (JD) van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96235
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Bohler M390 stainless steel
Handle: Textured orange and black G10
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: Johann van Deventer, better known as JD, aims to produce unique knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship. He took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa by 2007. He works in a one man shop and even builds most of his machines himself! He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on.
This Cruz flipper is a tactical folder with absolutely exceptional action. The blade is well centered with silky smooth action -- 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 smooth action with no blade play.
The blade is formed from premium M390 powdered stainless steel for the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness that a hard-use knife demands. Because of its uniform microstructure and stainless properties, M390 is often used in surgical cutting instruments and other applications that require a high finish. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge and has been satin finished in the grinds while being mirror polished on the flats.
Textured black and orange G10 provides a sure, comfortable grip. The titanium liners have been anodized. The titanium backbar is differentially anodized and textured. The pierced titanium pocket clip is textured and anodized to match the backbar. It is mounted for right-handed, tip-up, deep pocket carry. This flipper has action that is as smooth as a knife gets!
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days