T-3 Flipper with Green and Black G10 (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for T-3 Flipper with Green and Black G10 (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Riaan Manser (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $500.00
Item num: 98478
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.38 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Bead blasted premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Handle: Green G10 with black G10 accents set on stonewashed Gr6 titanium
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper with liner lock
Description: Riaan Manser is a full-time knife maker from South Africa. Manser works under the brand name 3LegDog -- named for his pit bull cross dog which lost its hind leg when still a puppy. Manser and his dog spent many days and nights sitting along side each other in the knifemaking studio. Regretfully, his beloved dog passed away earlier this summer.
This Model T-3 Flipper features a blade formed from premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 61. ELMAX provides the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness a hard-use knife demands. High wear resistance in a steel usually means low corrosion resistance, but not with ELMAX. With this advanced steel, you get both properties, which makes it an excellent steel for high end folders. The flat ground blade features a raised hornbill and swedge.
The blade runs on an 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. Manser created this Model T-3 Flipper with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds. Extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize. The blade is perfectly centered, has silky-smooth action, and is easily opened single-handed using the flipper tab.
The handle is formed from green G10 with black G10 accents. To keep this knife light, yet strong, Gr6 titanium liners are inlaid into the scales. The free-floating backspacer is formed from black G10. The handle is completed with a machined, black G10 pocket clip with ceramic retention ball.
Exceptional work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days