K4 Interframe Flipper with Black G10 and Richlite (IKBS)

Product Description for K4 Interframe Flipper with Black G10 and Richlite (IKBS)

Maker: Keith Kruger (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $530.00
Item num: 97941
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Black G10 with Richlite inlay
Sheath: Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: Keith Kruger is the son-in-law of renowned South African knifemaker André Thorburn. Working in the same workshop as Andre has allows him to create truly exceptional knives despite his only having made knives for a few years.
Like Andre's knives the blade of this flipper is perfectly centered and has some of the smoothest action you'll ever feel. It is easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. It 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 drop point 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. By differentially polishing the blade, Keith has emphasized his clean grind lines.
The scales combine black G10 and natural toned Richlite in a finely fitted inlay. The black G10 scales were then carved so the Richlite is raised slightly above the surface of the black G10 surrounding it. The results are exceptional! The handle is completed with bronze anodized titanium liners and a machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball.
Exceptional fit throughout.


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