A3 Tanto Flipper with Marbled Carbon Fiber (Double Row IKBS)
Product Description for A3 Tanto Flipper with Marbled Carbon Fiber (Double Row IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96886
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.54 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: 3D machined marbled carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Double Row IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André Van Heerden create exceptional folders at an amazingly low price. They created the A2 mark for when they collaborate on knives. Their combined skills produce some of the best knives found anywhere.
The blade is perfectly 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 exceptional action with no blade play. This A3 Flipper uses two tracks of ball bearings, rather than just one. This produces unparalleled smooth action without play -- even more so than a standard IKBS mechanism.
The tanto shaped 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 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 machined marbled carbon fiber. The domed 3D carving as well as jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with bronze anodized titanium liners that elegantly contrast against the marbled carbon fiber scales. The machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry and features a ceramic ball for excellent pocket retention.
Exceptional fit throughout.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days