A6 Mini Flipper with Marbled Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for A6 Mini Flipper with Marbled Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97087
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.06 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished premium RWL-34 PM stainless steel
Handle: Marbled carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper case
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders at an amazingly low price and tremendously high skill level. When they collaborate together, they make A2 knives. This knife is a miniature version of the standard A6 making it a much more carry friendly version!
The blade is perfectly centered and the action is 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.
The blade is formed from high performing RWL-34 stainless steel. RWL 34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured in Sweden by Uddeholm. Because it is manufactured from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel much higher strength and resistance to cracking.
The scales are formed from marbled carbon fiber. 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.
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