Orca Frame Lock Flipper with Kudu Bone Inlay - M390

Product Description for Orca Frame Lock Flipper with Kudu Bone Inlay - M390

Maker: Arno Bernard (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $679.00
Item num: 100323
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished premium M390 stainless steel
Handle: Titanium with stabilized kudu bone inlay
Style: Folding frame lock with ball bearing pivot
Description: Knives by Arno Bernard Sr. are absolutely phenomenal! Arno has been making knives for over 35 years. He has been a member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) for over 20 years. Living in South Africa has allowed him the luxury of using many different exotic handle materials -- some even collected himself.
Bernard's Orca Frame Lock Flipper is a EDC designed for high performance, hard use.
The blade is hard ground, premium M390 stainless steel. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it due to a high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical 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 grind is a polish finish. The flats are satin finished. The extended ambidextrous thumb notch is bead blasted. Thumb rideges on the spine ensure a secure, comfortable grip.
The blade effortlessly rotates out on a ball bearing pivot. It can easily be opened single handed using either the flipper tab or extended thumb notch. The blade has silk-smooth action, with an easy drop shut, and is well centered. Perfect lockup is ensured with a replaceable internal lock face.
A glass bead blasted titanium frame ensures this mid sized folder will be light in the pocket, yet have tremendous strength and durability. Each side features a translucent stabilized kudu horn inlay. It will be easy to keep the Orca Flipper close at hand using the titanium pocket clip, mounted for tip-up, right-hand carry.
Though this folder would feel at home in any collection, its thin, light design will also make it a perfect every day carry. This knife is precision made and rock solid in every way. From the fit, finish, and execution of this knife you can’t go wrong!
The knife pictured is the actual knife you will receive.


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