Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Builds By Baz, Jul 26, 2014.
I used brass pins, peened and a spacer at the base.
sorry I meant on these guys, not the folder
Sorry, I see now.
The tang is threaded before hardening and I use M4 or M5 countersunk screws, ground down to meet in the middle from both sides.
Another FF. I think I've got it now.
Nice work mate!
Following with great interest.
Just finished. Friction folder evolution. My own design, using the same angles in my makers stamp, translated to all parts of the knife. This one is a prototype. There are a couple of angles I am going to change ever so slightly to the order of perfection, plus I am going to taper the thickness of the thumb lever for a perfect fit. That being said, I love this knife and I am seriously thinking of keeping it instead of selling it.
Will your future designs be able to evolve and omit the tang that sticks out when folded closed, like a regular pocket knife? Or is that something that's a little too complex to DIY? Just curious.
Not too complex at all. In fact, we are currently developing a range of folding knives at Tharwa Valley Forge, where I work. The protrusion is part of the design of a friction folder and serves purpose. It can be shaped to suit a variety of tasks, but it is the part you use to flip the knife open one handed, plus it holds the knife open against your palm when in use. Not sure if you have ever held one, but when you do, you'll see.
Personally, I love the elegance in simplicity. If I can make a knife simple, crisp and functional, I am on the right track.
Ah fair enough. I didn't realise that sort of knife was 'a thing', I've never seen one before. I can just imagine having it poke holes in the bottom of my pockets Are you focusing on single blades? Any chance of a 'multi-tool' style in the future? I guess I figure after the ironman suit topping this thing can't be too far off....
While showing a quick video of how my latest knife works, I thought I'd have a quick play around with a free video editor and chuck in the intro clip. I need to learn all the tricks of a full version video editor, but that's a way off yet.
I can't say I love the design but I appreciate the combination of old concept with natural materials but all angles and sharp corners. I'm a big fan of 8 sided handles as they are quite comfortable and easy to make.
Lockers? what style? I'm a long way off folders, but I have a liner lock knife that works very nicely.
Yes, lockers. Look up Tharwa Valley Forge on Facebook.
i like the lines of it. nice work.
eyy, but make sure the hinge doesn't ever loosen up...on account of ye olde prohibited weapons act...emphasis mine
a flick knife or other similar device that has a blade folded or
recessed into the handle which opens automatically by—
(a) gravity or centrifugal force; or
(b) pressure applied to a button, spring or device in or attached
to the handle of the device
nanny state something something...
^^ Thanks DW.
There's a few things about my new design that I'm not quite satisfied with. So, I've broken it apart to make changes, as well as use it to make a template for more. I'm pretty excited about this one. When you hold it in your hand or slip it in your pocket, you just know it's going to become a well used tool.
I've been sent that and seen others discuss it more times than I've had people ask me if I can see Uranus from my observatory, or if my Iron Man suit can fly.....
I must refrain from comment...
I like the bit when they say it's great (pun resisted) having a grater on the side of the knife. I suppose they would also think gluing razor blades to the sides of your grater would be a great idea.
A few I've been working on, including a Damascus kitchen knife I just finished tonight.
Something I'm working on very, very slowly. I really don't have much time for knives theses days. Making them all day at work, I prefer to come home and work on my other projects. Still, it's fun every now and then to tinker with one of my own, where the pressure is off and I can experiment at my leisure. This one is squashed out of a couple of Damascus stubs - material at the ends of a billet that is cut off and discarded. Worth a shot.
A few lunch breaks and evenings well spent. Available. PM if interested. (Helps me get the Viper build done.)