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JDBIGEDCRLSCFZ: Custom Big EDC Folding Knife, Red Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber
JD van Deventer Custom Knives

JD, as he likes to be called, is a top quality knifemaker from Bloemfontein, capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa. He builds incredible pocketknives of the finest usable quality. You will find new and inventive opening mechanisms, top quality materials and excellent workmanship in each knife he creates.

This Big EDC Flipper is an organic utility folder with absolutely perfect action and ergonomics. It's got the looks of a Neil Blackwood design and is solidly built with the finest of engineering and materials. JD uses the Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) ball bearing pivot system for silky smooth opening action - it virtually flies open. The blade is made from Uddeholm N690 stainless steel with a compound grind and a slightly recurved shape. JD spent about two hours hand-grinding this blade with what he calls a 3D edge. He puts an extra-hollow, concave grind near the base of the blade to maximize its sharpness and length. This gives this very good looking blade above average performance in both slicing and stabbing capabilities.

The handles are contoured red lightning strike carbon fiber over bronze anodized titanium liners with artfully crafted zirconium bolsters. They're single pieces that have been milled and anodized to give a very unique look to this premium material. The handle is definitely ergonomic and the width fills the hand comfortably without any hot spots. The backspacer is purplish/bronze anodized titanium accented by custom hand filing and polishing, creating a two-tone look which is a trademark of JDvD knives and is extremely appealing. The bronze anodized, textured titanium pocket clip is set up for tip-up right-hand carry and it tightly secures this knife in your pocket. The broken-up finish on it will hide scratches it picks up while you carry it each and every day. This is another winner from JD van Deventer and we definitely think this will be a mainstay in your EDC rotation.
  • Blade Length: 3.125"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.125"
  • Closed Length: 4.125"
  • Overall Length: 7.20"
  • Blade Material: Uddeholm N690 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.158"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Compound
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Red Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber with Zirconium Bolsters
  • Handle Thickness: 0.58"
  • Liner Material: Bronze Anodized Fileworked Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Single Row IKBS
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 5.9 oz.
  • Designer: JD van Deventer
  • Handmade in South Africa
N690 Stainless Steel
N690 Stainless Steel
N690 is an Austrian steel with adequate hardness and superb corrosion resistant properties. This a great steel for use around marine environments.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
Custom Made Knife
Custom Made Knife
Custom knives are hand made in shops around the world. These will typically be extremely high quality and one of a kind pieces meticulously built by the craftsman.


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