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First friction folder in the works

Discussion in 'Folders' started by Grayzer86, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Well I decided to step out of my comfort zone tonight and start into a friction folder. I started by drawing a basic fixed blade design and then tweaked it to look proper as a folder. I broke it down into several cardboard templates and used push pins to simulate the blade stop and pivot pin locations. What I have at the moment is a functioning template ground out of some 3/32 mild steel, mocked up with peened copper pins. This was a test and the pins will be driven out after and the pieces used as my template for an actual knife. I'm actually fairly happy with the way it worked out so far. Any input good or bad is appreciated.

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  2. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Looks great...can't wait to see it!!
     
  3. shadman

    shadman Member

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    awesome-but once you start down the folder road it becomes an obsession!!;)
     
  4. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Lookin great! I bought an assortment of screw, pivots etc cause I want to try out a folder. I'm hoping to get something going so I can heat treat it with my kith.
     
  5. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Update time. Broke down the test knife pictured before and ground out a new blade in 1084. It has since been beveled. Also ground out the handle scales in blaze G10 as it was all I had that was thin enough without wasting a pile by grinding slabs thin. The forge is heating up right now so I can get the blade heat treated tonight. I have ordered pivots and other fasteners now, but this one will just be peened together so that I can get one done and test it out for a while to see if anything needs to be tweaked.

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  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Lookin good Brandon !!
     
  7. Foster J

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    I'm a little embarrassed, I had to Google what a friction folder was. Looking forward to see the finished product.
     
  8. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Looks like it's coming along beautifully. I really like friction folders.
     

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