Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Mosaic Damascus (Ceramic IKBS) - N690

Product Description for Flipper with Marble Carbon Fiber and Mosaic Damascus (Ceramic IKBS) - N690

Maker: Lourens Prinsloo (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $615.00
Item num: 103213
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.94 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: N690 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Mosaic damascus forged by Prinsloo
Handle: Marble carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Description: Lourens Prinsloo made his first knife in 1996, shortly after attending a knifemaking course with Owen Wood. In 1998 he became a member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Lourens taught engineering, graphic design, woodworking, and metalwork. This variety of experience helped him tackle the challenges that exist with creating high performing folders that are beautiful as well as functional. His main focus is making gentleman's folding knives, specifically liner locks, designed to be carried and used.
The 3-1/4 inch blade is hand ground N690 stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 61. N690 is created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to 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 consistent, silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. It 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.
Marble carbon fiber handle scales meet seamlessly with mosaic damascus bolsters hand forged by Prinsloo. The influence of Prinsloo's friend, Don Hanson, is clearly visible in the highly detailed damascus bolsters. Titanium liners are anodized blue and surround a satin finished backbar. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right-side carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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