L51 Flipper with Black G10 (IKBS)
Product Description for L51 Flipper with Black G10 (IKBS)
Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95746
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.0 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished premium Bohler M390 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Handle: 3D machined black G10
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder at an amazingly low price. The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- 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 exceptional action with no blade play.
The clip point M390 stainless steel blade is differentially finished to emphasize his clean grind lines. 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 (PM) 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 scales are formed from 3D carved black G10. The domed carving provides a comfortable, secure grip. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The flipper doubles as a front guard that keeps the hand from sliding forward onto the blade. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with fileworked, blue anodized titanium liners that elegantly contrast against black G-10 scales. The titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up carry.
Exceptional fit throughout.
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