Simba Tactical Flipper with Silver/Blue Carbon Fiber, Moku-Ti, Damascus, and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Product Description for Simba Tactical Flipper with Silver/Blue Carbon Fiber, Moku-Ti, Damascus, and MoonGlow II (IKBS)
Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97521
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Blue/silver carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined pouch
Style: Flipper with IKBS liner lock
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 stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The grinds reveal the dramatic damascus pattern, while the flats are mirror polished. It is wickedly sharp, incorporating a fascinating grind - John has sculpted the swedge in such a way that when viewed point-first, the reverse tanto tip forms an elongated diamond shape. The action is silky smooth, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing system, and it is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. The IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play. A flipper assists in the ease of opening.
The handle scales are formed from domed blue/silver carbon fiber. Moku-Ti bolsters combine different grades of titanium into an intricate titanium damascus. Blue anodized titanium liners are jewel polished on the interior. An anodized, pierced titanium pocket clip makes it easy to keep the knife close at hand. The black 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.
A very classy folder, for every day carry, or for that special occasion.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days