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Old 05-26-2006, 11:28 AM
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First slip joint folder

This is my first folder. I used micarta scales, a CPM S30V steel blade and spring, with titanium liners and stainless screws. The blade is 3.25" long. I don't think the next one will be as hard to make or take near the time. Thanks to Wayne Hensley for a few little secrets he shared at the Georgia Custom Knifemakers Guild meeting last weekend.











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Old 05-26-2006, 12:19 PM
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I had to read that 3 times before my mind would register the micarta, I kept thinking "thats some wonderful blackwood there"

Fantastic work! I hope it didn't give you the flustration and trouble my first slipper is....
Is that an adjustable (tightenable) pivot? If so, I have never seen one in a slip joint. Gives me an idea...


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Old 05-27-2006, 07:14 AM
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Looking good Charlie. You guys never cease to amaze me. Is this a preview of a new line of Twin Blades ?

By the way......... Congrats on your write up in the new Blade Mag.

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Old 05-27-2006, 08:12 AM
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very nice!!!! If she needs a home, my pocket has plenty of room!!!!!!
I love the micarta, where'd you get it?
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:50 AM
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Way to go, Charlie!


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Old 05-28-2006, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for the great comments and support. I think you will see some more folders from Twin Blades in the not to distant future. This was a great learning experience and I can't wait to get the next one started.
The micarta is from a thick piece of green canvas micarta that has been cut on the edge. Cutting the micarta this way gives gives it a different look that I like. Most people that see it want to know what kind of wood it is.
Thanks again. We love the feedback.


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Very nice! So......IS that an 'adjustable' pivot? Inquiring minds want to know!


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Old 05-28-2006, 10:18 PM
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The pivot is adustable. I tighten the pivot until the screw is tight and the blade won't move and then back off until I get the action I want. I guess I thought everyone else did it that way.
I have also ground the radius on the tang so that it opens easily even with a stiff back spring. I ground the other radius so that it closes hard due to the absence of a lock. That seemed like a neat way for a slip joint to work even though some like the force required to move the blade to be the same through out the range of motion. You also don't need a nail nick, which I forgot to cut before heat treating anyway. First folder and we don't put many nail nicks on our fixed blades.


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