Reminiscent of the Bontrager Switchblade, a highly regarded fork from the pre-Rock Shox days. OK, a little Googling reveals those are Bonty Switchblades! On the other hand, I can not seem to verify that they were called Switchblades when they came out (according to below link) in 1987 (or '88?), but the Tange Switchblades, which came out a few years later are pictured here. I believe Keith Bontager licensed Tange to use his design.
Anyway, very cool bike. Needless to say, the original Switchblades weren't carbon.