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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.

 

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Nice work !!!

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those have so much character. I love them. It is a great way to make a folding knife that will also be an attention grabber. I personally hate the whole, "tactical," knife thing. These are right up my alley.

great work. Glad there is demand for them (though I am not surprised).

 

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I agree with Kevin. This is a fantastic and unique design. I'm not surprised at all that you have created a demand for them.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. And to keep everyone updated, I have two more ordered. Like I said before, I have been looking for something old and different than the average modern folding knife, then I finally stumbled upon this design. I think the cool thing is that everyone can carry and use a piece of history like they were intended.

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Go for it Gabriel. One of the trickiest things about making these is the fitting. Not only fitting the locking spring to the blade, but also the spring saddle to the spring and handle. It's tedious, but worth it. Oh, one more thing, The rivet through the handle for spring saddle goes all the way through, which is why it sits so high on the handle and it also acts as a blade stop. If the blade is heat treated correctly, the contact is irrelevant. Also, for the that rivet, try not to use something soft like brass or bronze for obvious reasons.

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they look sharp thats for sure-- im hesitant to try but It would be a good stretch and test of my current skill set. I may wait until ive developed a bit more patience first :P

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they look sharp thats for sure-- im hesitant to try but It would be a good stretch and test of my current skill set. I may wait until ive developed a bit more patience first :P

Yeah, your patience will be tested on these. lol

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Yeah Austin, that maple did come out pretty nice. That maple came out of a hundred year old butcher's block, so I never really what kinds of maple are in it, but all I do know is that all the blocks used in it are maple.

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