Hornet with Marbled Carbon Fiber and Timascus (IKBS)

Product Description for Hornet with Marbled Carbon Fiber and Timascus (IKBS)

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98491
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Timascus pivot ring
Handle: Marbled carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners
Style: IKBS folding liner lock
Description: This Willem Steenkamp custom Hornet Flipper EDC liner lock is a full sized flipper and a fantastic utility folder. The blade and ergonomic handle are perfectly designed for the task at hand.
Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives.
The 3-1/4 inch drop point blade is made from M390 stainless steel. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the 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 handle is made from marbled carbon fiber set on anodized titanium liners, keeping this knife light and strong. A timascus pivot colar brings color to the handle. The black anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!


Availability: Not currently available