L36M Flipper with Olive Green Micarta and Zirconium (IKBS)

Product Description for L36M Flipper with Olive Green Micarta and Zirconium (IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $835.00
Item num: 96921
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Differentially anodized and textured zirconium
Handle: Olive green linen micarta
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS flipper folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. 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. Andre is a master of the IKBS pivot and this is as smooth as a knife gets!
The clip point N690 stainless steel 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. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from olive green linen micarta. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the anodized and engraved zirconium bolsters. The bolsters have an elegant iridescence that is quite captivating. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is highly resistant to corrosion and scuffing. The handle is completed with differentially anodized and fileworked titanium liners and a 3D machined pocket clip with ceramic retention ball mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.


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