T3 Flipper - Torx - Orange G10 and Carbon Fiber (Ceramic IKBS) - ELMAX

Product Description for T3 Flipper - Torx - Orange G10 and Carbon Fiber (Ceramic IKBS) - ELMAX

Maker: Riaan Manser (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $545.00
Item num: 99697
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Bolster: Carbon fiber with orange G10 inlay
Handle: Orange G10 set on anodized Gr6 titanium
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper with liner lock
Description: Riaan Manser is a full-time knife maker from South Africa. Manser works under the brand name 3LegDog -- named for his pit bull cross dog which lost its hind leg when still a puppy. Manser and his dog spent many days and nights sitting along side each other in the knifemaking studio. Regretfully, his beloved dog passed away earlier this summer.
This Model T-3 Flipper features a blade formed from premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 61. ELMAX provides the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness a hard-use knife demands. High wear resistance in a steel usually means low corrosion resistance, but not with ELMAX. With this advanced steel, you get both properties, which makes it an excellent steel for high end folders. The flat ground blade features a drop point. It is bead blasted on the grinds and polished on the flats.
The blade runs on an 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. Manser created this Model T-3 Flipper with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds. Extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize. The blade is perfectly centered, has silky-smooth action, and is easily opened single-handed using the flipper tab.
The handle is formed from orange G-10 with carbon fiber inlays. The double inlaid 'bolster' shows Manser's tremendous skills as a machinist. The backspacer is formed from black G-10. The handle is completed with a custom machined, black G-10 pocket clip.
Exceptional work throughout!


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