M16 with Grey and Black G10 3D Scales
Product Description for M16 with Grey and Black G10 3D Scales
Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90221
Blade length: 3.65 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.95 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.75 oz.
Blade: Premium Panser 36 stainless steel with a differential finish
Handle: 3D textured grey & black G10 scales set on titanium liners
Style: IKBS flipper style folding liner lock
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 blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By creating a differential finish, Andre accentuates the unique, crisp grind lines.
The blade is easily opened with a simple flick of the wrist or using flipper mechanism. The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action, due to the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create smooth action with no blade play.
3D textured G10 provides a sure, comfortable grip. Titanium liners and backbar keep the knife light and fast. It is easy to keep this handmade folder close at hand with the titanium pocket clip. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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