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Manuel Tacus
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Hi guys:

This is my first folding knife. I made it some months ago.

It has the spanish sistem ¨de carraca¨.

The blade is mosaic-chevron patern, the bolsters are mosaic, the scales are elephant ivory with imperial topaz.

unfortunatly i didnt take pictures of the process.

i hope you like it :)

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That's a really pretty knife! You did a great job of capturing the Spanish look, nicely done!

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A stunning piece! Really beautiful! I'll have to try and work out that mechanism...pity no process photos!

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Thanks Miles, Collin !

I choosed this mecanism because i own an early 1900s toledan folding knife from my grandfather, and love the sound it does when openned

¨cra cra cra cra¨ that is why its named carraca :)

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Can you give a picture of the mechanism, or a drawing, or something? It's a fine piece of work, but, as another maker rather than a collector, it's the mechanics that are interesting to me.

 

Geoff

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That's really gorgeous, and I'm impressed when I see a guy who works fluently in sword scale or folder scale work...
You South American makers are really coming on strong these days!

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thanks very much guys !!

Geoff: this is a link to a post from an spanish maker who shows the mecanism with many pictures. Its very simple to do, but requires some adjustement to work correctly.

http://armasblancas.mforos.com/936813/8057077-inicio-de-bandolera-4-muelles/

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Thank you for the link. Yours appears to have a secondary lock, can you tell us how that works? I've never done one of these, but now my imagination is all fired up, I may have to try one (or 50, to get it right :D).

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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