A7 Tanto Flipper with Unidirectional Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for A7 Tanto Flipper with Unidirectional Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97205
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.0 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished CTS-XHP stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Unidirectional carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
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. They recently decided to collaborate on knives together -- creating their A2 knives.
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 tanto blade is formed from CTS-XHP stainless steel. This US-made steel is a new air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. The grinds are satin finished while the flats are mirror polished, showing off the crisp, clean grinds. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are formed from black unidirectional carbon fiber. Unidirectional carbon fiber is carbon fiber that runs in only one direction, similar to the grain of a wood. It has greater strength, durability, and stiffness when compared to traditional woven 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 carry.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days