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  1. By now, I'm sure most of you have seen the colonial folding knives I've done. Since then, I have started making more because of orders and I still have more to make after that. In the first picture is my first folder along with the walnut handle with silver work and inlays, which everyone has seen. The next two knives were custom ordered. In the third picture, the folder has mahogany scales with the customer's initials wood burned in. The last picture shows the latest one with quilted? maple and a stainless steel spring saddle.
  2. I have been asked from time to time if I have ever made a folding knife. Up until now, the answer was always 'no'. It wasn't because I didn't want to, I just wanted to find a design that was different than most of the ones I have seen. Off and on, I chased the idea but nothing decent came along. I knew I wanted to do something along the lines of what would have possibly been around during the American Colonial era. I finally came upon the knife made by Steve Nowacki. His knife was exactly what I was looking for. What you see here is the beginning. The blade is forged from a piece of coil spring, along with the spring. I still have a little ways to go yet, but the progress is being made.
  3. After my first folding knife was made, a good friend stopped by to see it. After about a half hour of him trying to buy mine, he decided he wanted one with some 'subtle' differences. So, here's the current run-down of the touches he wants: Purple Heart for the scales, polished blade and spring, silver spring saddle, silver diamond pin rosettes, silver heart inlaid in the wood, silver pommel scales with blind silver pins, bronze pivot pin, bronze finger-pull rivet on the blade, bronze spring saddle rivets, and stainless steel inner scales and pull-ring. Yeah, he's not asking much. lol Everything on this knife is going to be polished, including the Purple Heart scales. What you see below is the progress made so far.
  4. Hi everyone, I just finished working on something I think is wicked cool. Its a Barry woods style folding knife. I came across a folding dagger in a magazine, that had a locking mechanism designed by this garry woods fellow. I could not find any info on how they worked, but i decided it had to be some kind of a pin and groove system. So i fiddled around with plastic and started to design my own, and ended up with a model that had the pins on the handles and the grooves on the blade. I had issues with this and decided to switch it. I now have a fully working folder and I will let you folks take a look and give some suggestions. I used brass, stainless and L6. The reason I choice L6 for this is because I recieved a stack of strips cut from a saw blade and it was the right thickness for this project. Not to mention that L6 has a Reputation for kicking some serious mule. I had considered replacing the ball detent catch with a couple of little super magnets. I also feel like i have to mention that I built this knife with my 2'x48" and hand files. So I am pretty sure anyone could do it!
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