Damascus Grizzly Tactical Front Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber, Zirconium and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Product Description for Damascus Grizzly Tactical Front Flipper with Silver Strike Carbon Fiber, Zirconium and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96903
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Chad Nichols
Bolster: Heat colored zirconium
Handle: Silver strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with front flipper (IKBS)
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A part time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of South Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006.
John designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The blade is formed from high performing stainless damascus forged by Chad Nichols. The grinds reveal the dramatic damascus pattern, while the flats are mirror polished. The blade is wickedly sharp, with a long, pierced clip.
The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system, and the blade is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed for balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
Silver strike carbon fiber scales rest on anodized titanium, keeping this knife light and fast. This variation of lightning strike carbon fiber uses silver toned wire rather than copper. The bolster is formed from heat colored zirconium. 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. The angular, domed scales are set on blue anodized titanium liners, jewel polished on the interior. A pierced, blue anodized titanium pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close at hand. The carbon fiber backbar is inlaid with MoonGlow II (luminescent polyester). This inlay glows in the dark, making the knife easy to find even under dark conditions.
Exceptional work throughout!
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