LL11 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)
Product Description for LL11 Flipper with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Zirconium (IKBS)
Maker: Herucus Blomerus (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98581
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: IKBS liner locking flipper folder
Description: This exceptional folding knife was made by South African knifemaker Herucus Blomerus. A resident of Pretoria, Herucus (pronounced 'eh-roo-koos') has been a proud member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 2005.
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. Ricus is creating knives with action that rivals the very best found anywhere.
The long drop point blade is formed from N690 stainless 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.
The scales are made from lightning strike carbon fiber bolsters. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity when flying through storms. Lightning strike carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials. The bolsters are formed from zirconium. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is resistant to corrosion and scuffing. Titanium liners have been fileworked and anodized. A pierced titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days