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My first folding knife


R.W. Deavers

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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.

 

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You are NEVER too old to learn something new.

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Make templates!

That's a keeper.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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I like this too. I've done slip-joint and frictions but haven't tried this concept yet. Pin placement?

 

Gary LT

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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Here's two more build progress pics. The second one shows final mock-up before final assembly. I had some aging to do on the steel pieces and some final prep work for the handle scales before I would call it finished. In the last two, the finished piece. All sharpened and cleaned up. This design has been rather interesting as like I said before, this is my first folding knife. I actually do hope to make a few more in the very near future.

 

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Thanks guys. I must say, I am impressed by this one. I decided to keep this one for myself as my own personal carry piece and as a working show piece. I do have an order for another with some 'subtle' differences and I will be starting a new thread for it.

You are NEVER too old to learn something new.

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tons of character

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please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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Again, I want to thank everyone. I will be starting a limited production run of this style, but until I get a feel for making these during production, prices won't be posted.

You are NEVER too old to learn something new.

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JW now your talking, that's a great looking folder, these style of knives have so much character. I really like it.

 

All the best

 

Steve

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