Cruz Flipper with Burgundy Micarta and Silver Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Product Description for Cruz Flipper with Burgundy Micarta and Silver Strike Carbon Fiber (IKBS)
Maker: Johann (JD) van Deventer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97598
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Bohler M390 stainless steel
Bolster: Silver strike carbon fiber
Handle: Burgundy Micarta
Style: Folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: JD van Deventer creates high performing, unique knives of the highest degree of craftsmanship. He took up knife making in 2005 and became a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild of Southern Africa by 2007. He works in a one man shop and even builds most of his machines himself! He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on.
This Cruz flipper is a tactical folder with absolutely exceptional action. 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 smooth action with no blade play.
The blade is formed from premium M390 powdered metallurgical stainless steel for the extreme edge retention, high strength, and the toughness that a hard-use knife demands. Because of its uniform microstructure and stainless properties, M390 is often used in surgical cutting instruments and other applications that require a high finish. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge and has been satin finished in the grinds while being mirror polished on the flats.
Burgundy Micarta scales meet with silver strike carbon steel 'bolsters' in an elegant S-shape. Titanium liners have been anodized gold. The backbar fileworked, textured titanium backbar is anodized warm bronze. The machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, deep pocket carry.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days