A7 Tanto Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for A7 Tanto Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96894
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished RWL-34 PM stainless steel
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders. When they collaborate on on knives, they work under the A2 name.
The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- 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. A2 creates knives with some of the best action found anywhere.
The tanto-inspired blade is formed from RWL-34 martensitic stainless powder steel. It combines high corrosion resistance with tremendous edge holding. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from silver strike carbon fiber. This variation of lightning strike carbon fiber uses aluminum wire (rather than copper) woven through the carbon strands. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with bronze anodized titanium liners. The ultra-light titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right-handed carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days