This knife is noteworthy for its exceptional manufacturing quality, premium stainless steel build, plus an almost unbelievable silky smooth and fast opening action thanks to the use of the IKBS internal knife ball bearing system.
The modified drop point blade has a high hollow grind, swedged top edge, a high satin finish and Razor-Sharp cutting edge. Steel is premium Acuto, stainless, noted for its high chromium and molybdenum content and hardness of 59-60 HRC. It is instantly opened by pressing the blade flipper with either hand. For safety while closed, the blade has a ball detent.
Even the best conventional blade pivot bearings have some degree of friction which resists initial movement, or “stiction.” In contrast, the Ripple blade opening action is almost friction-free due to the IKBS ball bearing system. This innovative and simple design places eight uncaged ball bearings on each side of the blade pivot in races which are machined into the stainless steel handle. It is compact and adjustable at the blade pivot screw if ever needed. Not only is opening and closing exceptionally smooth, the IKBS system is durable and requires little maintenance, and yields a folder with great rigidity and no blade play.
The Ripple K400KXP receives a black titanium nitride coating, which we then hand buff to give a pocket worn look, that is to lightly reveal the underlying stainless steel on the high points.
Included a removable stainless steel mirror polished pocket clip, high-mounted, and also with small CNC-drilled holes. This knife combines brilliant design, custom knife quality, and advanced manufacturing technology.
KX405KXP: High Satin blade finish with Charcoal Titanium Nitride frame coating Pocket Worn, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Blade Steel: Acuto, 59-60 HRC
Handle Material: Titanium Nitride Coated Stainless Steel
Overall length: 6.5” (165 mm)
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g)
|Knife Edge:||Plain Edge|
|Blade Length:||2.7 inch|
|Handle Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Best Use:||Everyday Carry|
|Blade Style:||Drop Point|