Discussion in 'Folders' started by Fred/A, Jan 21, 2018.
3/32 1095 steel blade and spring.
18,9 cm overall, blade is 8 cm, 10,6 cm closed.
Wow! that is beautiful. I really like the handle on it
Thank you sir !
Handle is my ''jigged bone steel'' with some patina.
Another one in progress this week :
DSCF8934a by Fred. A, sur Flickr
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Fred those really look good.
I sure like you backgrounds you are using in the photographs, they look a lot better than that painted cardboard you were using.
I wish I could get into my shop and do some work ,waiting for back surgery. I can't even stand for 5 minutes and do anything.
Thank you Forge.
Yeah I remember this press wood sheet painted in black... still have it... using it to close my shop window.
Now I make all my photos outside, on a log.
Sorry to hear about your back problems, I hope you get well soon and get back in your shop, making those beautiful knives of yours.
I see all these slips and tell myself that I have to get better with my fixed blades before I go on to these but man I want to try. Love the fact you are using carbon and not stainless.
I always use carbon steel, there is no reason why a folder (or any knife imo) should be in stainless steel, if proper care of the knife is taken. I definitely prefer carbon steel vs stainless for my use.
I am working a lot on the French/European market, 99 % of my knives go there and the majority of collectors/users there (for those I know) will prefer carbon steel for their knives.
Slipjoints are really fun to do, and kind of ''rewarding'' when everything comes into place and works well. But can be really frustrating too and it can be a lot of wasted material at the beginings.
I don't know if you have done some folders in the past, but for my part I began with more simple folding knives, like friction folders, and when I felt that I have understand the bases of folding knives, I go for more technical folders like slipjoints.
I don't say that no one can pass from fixed blades to slipjoints, some have done it... but it can help to get there to add some steps between.
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