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Old 07-16-2011, 02:29 PM
muskrat man muskrat man is offline
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Here is a unique knife I was requested to build for a repeat customer. Premium blue/green mammoth ivory handles (pics don't show true colors), carbon fiber bolsters and a shadow rivet. Blade is flat ground satin finished L6 with a short pull(as is backspring) with a modest swedge. Poppin' snap, open and closed and jerks into the half stop position nicely. Liners are brass, pins are nickel, closed length is about 3 1/2". It's my standard 3 3/8" jack frame but had to make it a shade longer to allow enough handle/bolster material around the rivet to be strong and the obvious barlow length bolster.

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Old 07-16-2011, 03:17 PM
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That's beautiful work, MM.

Now what's a "shadow rivet"?
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:02 PM
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Thank you Don.

Shadow rivet, the washers act as a bolster to spread out lateral stress while keeping the knife lightweight. Like a case birdseye rivet, Tony Bose uses them as well as a myriad of other custom makers. It's not a cutler rivet like used on Case sodbusters.

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Old 07-23-2016, 12:25 PM
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That's a beauty. Where do you get your supply of mammoth or mastodon?
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:14 PM
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many knife/handle suppliers have it, but the best stuff I work with comes from here.
I try to load up whenever I see him at knife shows too.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:07 PM
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Muskrat Man, Really nice looking folder, I'm sure your customer will be pleased to carry and show off his new knife. Dan
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:53 PM
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That is truly outstanding. Good work.


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