LL13 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Engraved Zirconium (IKBS)
Product Description for LL13 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Engraved Zirconium (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96297
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.0 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished N690 premium stainless steel with a differential finish, Hrc 59
Bolster: Engraved zirconium by Julien Marchal
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined pouch
Style: Folding flipper with IKBS
Description: This folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005.
The drop point N690 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. N690 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. The increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for easy, quick touchups.
The blade is easily opened by using the flipper mechanism. It is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action due to 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 handle is formed from lightning strike carbon fiber. Lightning strike carbon fiber was originally made for the military to deflect bolts of lightning while flying through a storm.
Zirconium bolsters are hand-engraved in a stylized floral scroll by Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal. Julien studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium prior to emigrating to South Africa. Zirconium is a new material to the knifemaking world. It is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. Zirconium is highly resistant to corrosion and scratching. Titanium liners keep the knife light and strong. The knife is easy to keep close at hand using the machined titanium pocket clip, which is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!
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