M14 Black Palm Interframe Flipper with IKBS
Product Description for M14 Black Palm Interframe Flipper with IKBS
Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89357
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.95 oz.
Blade: Panzer 36 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Exhibition grade black palm wood inlaid into G10
Style: Flipper style folding liner lock with IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker, Andre Van Heerden, creates an amazing folder -- and at a price that could never be found from an American handmade knife.
The Panzer 36 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. Panzer 36 is a martensitic stainless steel with high hardness, high wear resistance and good corrosion resistance. It is cross rolled in production to cancel out residual stresses from the manufacturing process. It has only recently begun being used by knifemakers and has gained significant acclaim by South African makers, where it has quickly found popularity. Mastersmith Kevin Harvey has been involved in the initial testing of Panzer 36 and describes it as having ' excellent edge holding and toughness.' The large blade has been hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By hand satin finishing the grinds and mirror polishing the flats, Andre accentuates the unique, crisp grind lines. The thumb ramp has been fileworked for a secure thumb purchase.
Andre inlaid exhibition grade black palm wood into the black G10 scales. Adding to the strength of the design, Andre set G10 around each of the screws. Anodized titanium liners.
The blade is well centered and has an incredibly smooth action due to the IKBS (Ikoma Koth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with virtually no blade play.
This knife is easily kept close at hand when worn using the tip-up pocket clip. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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