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One for Me. #8049408 11/13/20 04:12 PM
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First off, let me say that I don't have the equipment to make the liners with the precision required for everything to line up and work properly. That being said I bought a small liner lock kit and threw away the blade and scales and made my own. I made the blade from a buckshot pattern Alabama Damascus billet and the scales are stabilized spalted maple. It still takes some time to get the blade to fit properly so that it pivots and locks up tightly.
I admire those makers that can make these things from scratch but at the same time it just really ruffles my feathers to see knives that were obliviously made from bought blades and then advertised as custom knives when they are semi custom at best.
I didn't mark the blade since I can't claim sole authorship of it but it's for me and I know who made the blade and put it together.

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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049454 11/13/20 04:45 PM
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Nice looking knife!
I would carry it

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049582 11/13/20 06:57 PM
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Turned out really nice Mike.

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049594 11/13/20 07:11 PM
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Mike, any chance I could call you and pick your brain. I've always wanted learn knife making and thought making new scales for a folder kit would be a good place to start. If so, please PM me your number. Thanks.

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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049607 11/13/20 07:23 PM
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looks good Mike,


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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049686 11/13/20 07:54 PM
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really nice

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049753 11/13/20 08:33 PM
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That is a great looking knife

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049766 11/13/20 08:44 PM
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Careful, making those folders can get addicting!! up

Re: One for Me. [Re: Ben Kabisch] #8049888 11/13/20 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Ben Kabisch
Careful, making those folders can get addicting!! up

Well Ben I wish that I could make them from scratch but at my age buying a good precise mill just doesn't make a lot of sense.


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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049901 11/13/20 11:00 PM
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Thanks everyone. It took me a lot longer than I thought, but I enjoyed doing it.


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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8049908 11/13/20 11:03 PM
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Beautiful knife.

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8050317 11/14/20 12:38 PM
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Used Someone else's mechanics??? You should ashamed!!! Shame shame. AWFUL. Give me the knife for your penitence....

Serious, work of art sir. Ya done good

Re: One for Me. [Re: Single Shot] #8051106 11/15/20 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Single Shot
Nice looking knife!
I would carry it

Me too....beautiful knife.

Re: One for Me. [Re: SnakeWrangler] #8051922 11/16/20 03:52 AM
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Nice looking knife!
I would carry it

Me too....beautiful knife.


I would too Mike

Beautiful Sir

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8053607 11/17/20 03:11 PM
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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8055033 11/18/20 04:31 PM
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That is a handsome knife Mike. I agree, would love to make some, one day maybe when I retire... but seeing one of my friends who does, watching him, gives me a headache, lol. Nice job.

Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8058578 11/21/20 01:31 PM
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Way back when, House of blades bought a bunch of parts from somewhere. I did the exact opposite and bought a couple blades and springs, then built the liners and scales to match.


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Re: One for Me. [Re: MikeC] #8060743 11/23/20 03:10 AM
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