I've been wanting to make a folder for a very long time and all of this folder talk around here has really been greasing the gears in my head...maybe got the voices a bit more active. lol Anyways, I've had a broken full tang blade laying around for quite a while now. I broke it when I was trying to straighten it. When it broke, my second thought was possible folder blade. I won't repeat my first thought. lol. It broke in a descent spot to where I should still be able to use it with a little creativity. Here is a pic so you all can see what I am starting with. I think I am going to go for a lock back. I could and probably should go with a simpler action for my first folder but I have always liked the lock back so I will just go for it. I am considering using the lower hole as a pivot. The top hole will be ground away for the lock. Worse case neither of the holes work where they are at and I have to grind away and drill a new hole in hardened steel. As for other materials to complete this knife, I bought all kinds of screws, pivots, etc for folders a while back so I should be good to go in that department. Scales, bolsters and the rest will be decided as I go. I will not be using any templates or patterns so other than the lockbacks that I have played with I am going in blind on this one...it should be lots of fun! If I get the action to work nice and smooth the more likely I will use nicer materials. Either way if this ends up being an actual knife it will be my new EDC that I can test, use and beat up and whether it ends up being a knife or not It should be a good learning experience. So this is what I'm up against. It probably will be a very slow moving project because I don't have much free time. I just have to start working on a knife because it has been a while.