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Andre Thornburn Black C-Tek Inlays w/Black G10

Andre Thornburn Black C-Tek Inlays w/Black G10

Product Code:16517-C-TEK-C

C-TEK Resin infused Aluminium honeycomb handle material is absolutely stunning in appearance, and it's ability to reflect light has been fully utilized by master craftsman Andre.

Custom Knifemaker Profile: Andre Thorburn
A Member of the Knifemaker's Guild of Southern Africa since 1995.

Andre, eldest son of Tommy and Stienie Thorburn was born on May 12, 1956 in Johannesburg. He is part of an artistic family, and grew up on a farm outside Warmbaths, where he learned to think for himself, and work with his hands. After school he trained as a pastor, married Marietjie and became a family man. In 1989 he met Roelf Swanepoel who introduced him to the art of knife making. He sold his golf clubs and club cart and built his first belt grinder.

He sold his first knife in 1990 to a friend and became a full time knife maker in 1996. In 2001 he became a member of the German Knife Makers Guild. He believes that custom knives must be excellent in form and function, therefore he also conducts knife-making courses to help new knife makers excel.

He specializes in fully engraved hunters and folders that echoes African touches and with precise mechanisms. He adds detail to his knives with very fine file work on blades, spacers and liners. He uses exotic handle materials such as: Mother of Pearl, Mammoth ivory, Arizona Desert Ironwood, Maple and Burl and other stabilized woods as well as the local Giraffe bone, Warthog tusks, Hippo ivory and Buffalo horn. Blade materials are: Damasteel from Sweden, 12C27 Sandvik from Sweden, N690 Bohler from Austria, BG42 and high quality Damascus made by e.g. Darryl Meier and Etttore Gianferrari a local Damascus artist who has won several prices for his exceptional work. He uses only Titanium liners and Teflon shims on his liner locking folders.

In November 2003 he won the Best Folder Award at the IMA 2003 in Munchen Germany and has won numerous awards from the Knife Makers Guild of Southern Africa over the years.
SKU 16517-C-TEK-C
SA Handmade Knives Andre E. Thorburn
Blade Steel Austrian N690 Bohler
Colour Black/Silver
Handle C-TEK w/G10
Cutting Edge Plain
Opening System Flipper
Knife Type Folding/Pocket
Locking Type Liner Lock
Carry System Pocket Clip
Blade Length 9.8 cm
Overall Length 22.3 cm
Features Custom Knifemaker: Andre Thornburn
Design: Flipper Liner Lock Folder
IKBS Bearing System
Liners: Anodized Titanium with Jewelling
Pouch: Nylon w/Velcro Closure
Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship, however excludes normal wear and tear and misuse.
All folding knives and multitools should never be left wet or dirty after having being used, and should be cleaned, oiled and dried before storing. The finest product on the market to keep your prized cutting companion in excellent working condition, is the Quick Release Lubricant. Supplied with a unique needle point dispenser to apply a few drops to all moving parts, which emulsifies dirt and corrosion resulting in smooth friction free movement of all working implements.