A5 Tanto Flipper with Black and Orange G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for A5 Tanto Flipper with Black and Orange G10 (IKBS)
Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97207
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black G10 with orange G10 inlays
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Liner lock with IKBS flipper
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders at an amazingly low price. When they collaborate together to create knives, they work under the A2 name.
The A5 Flipper is a more compact, pocket-friendly version of the renowned A3 Flipper. It is a knife that is the perfect size to get any job done, yet small enough to easily keep close by your side!
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.
The piercing tanto blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, 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 black G10. Orange G10 inlaid around the pivot adds a subtle hint of contrast. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with anodized titanium liners. The ultra-light pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right-hand carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days