Vantage Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Black G10 (IKBS)

Product Description for Vantage Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Black G10 (IKBS)

Maker: Kosie Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $535.00
Item num: 98497
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 8.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel, hardened to 59 Hrc
Bolster: Red/black lightning strike carbon fiber pivot collar
Handle: Stacked black G10 and carbon fiber
Sheath: Leather pouch
Style: Flipper style folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: This Kosie Steenkamp custom flipper is a fantastic utility folder -- yet it would feel equally comfortable in most any collection. The drop point blade and ergonomic handle are perfectly designed for the task at hand.
Kosie was inspired by and introduced to knife making by his brother, Willem Steenkamp. He began making knives in 2007 and was accepted was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2009. Kosie is a stickler for detail and perfection. These qualities and his obvious passion for this craft comes through in his work.
The drop point blade is made from N690 stainless steel hardened to 59HRC with a brushed satin finish. N690 is created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. 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 combines stacked black G10 and carbon fiber with a red/black lightning strike carbon fiber pivot collar. Anodized titanium liners are jewel polished on the interior. A flipper tab provides easy, single handed opening. The textured and anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!


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