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Old 10-06-2017, 03:07 AM
Rasmus Kristens Rasmus Kristens is offline
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First friction folder finished

Hi guys

So i finished my first friction folder.
If you wouldn't mind, I would like to hear your thoughts about it, so I can improve :-)

Blade and back spacer is o2 steel.
Brass liners and brass pins.
Black canvas reinforced epoxy scales.

Some of my knows issues that i need to improve on is:
Correct assembly of scales and liners.
There is a bit og side ot side play in the blade.
The centering if off due to only having 0.03" fiber washers that i needed to sand down to fit,
I scratched the blade during sharpening and assembly....

I'm pretty pleased with the design. The handle shape fits my hand really well.


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Old 10-06-2017, 05:19 AM
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Looks really good! as far as the issue with the washers....try and get some bronze ones...when I did a couple liner locks before I started using bearings I noticed a difference in fiber or nylon to the bronze the bronze wont deform over time as the other ones can. As far as the scratching of the blade I use blue painters tape and cover the blade while sharpening and stuff like that to make sure I don't scratch up the blade...other than that looks really well done.
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:26 AM
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Thanks dtec. Im going to buy some phosphor bronze for the next folder. I think i will try to convert this design to a lockback.

The scratche are so stupid... Its so easy to protection the blade before doing the sharpening..
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:21 AM
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Hey man mistakes are mistakes you will make many of them I cant even count how many mistakes I made from either being in a rush or being lazy.... your better off slowing down because if you make a 2 second mistake because you were in a rush now that 2 second mistake can take a half hour to fix now your even more of a rush...slow down it took me a very long time to learn that lesson and still slip..
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:36 AM
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What is the finish on the blade, gun blue? The knife looks really good and aesthetically pleasing to the eye with the brass liners and pins.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:16 AM
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What is the finish on the blade, gun blue? The knife looks really good and aesthetically pleasing to the eye with the brass liners and pins.
Thanks :-) I finished the blade to 800 grit and rubbed it with 000 steel wool.
Then i etched the blade in ferric chloride 3 x 15 minutes. Between each etch i rubbed the blade lightly with an abrasive paste, don't know the name of it.
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:22 PM
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I like it! We all learn from the last one we made, at least hopefully we don't make the same mistake twice!!


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Old 10-15-2017, 08:16 AM
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HAHA TWICE!!! Maybe I am a lil slower than you guys it usually takes 3 or 4 times LOL
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:47 AM
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I really like the shape. Looks very professional. Great!
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