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Making A "spring" Mecanism.

Discussion in 'Design' started by Olivier L'Heureux, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Hi there!

    I'm looking to make a folding knife, and a friction folder is not quite an option. So I want to make a locking mechanism.

    The simplest one should be to have something like this :
    http://www.knifeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/LinerLock1.jpg

    but for that I have to make sure that the "spring" portion of the whole loking system... well... spring back into place. Does this process requires a particular technique, or is it just to quench and temper everyting?

    Thanks!

    Olivier
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    For a locking liner knife you'll need to heat treat the liner to hold its shape (once you have the lock portion properly set). As an alternative, some makers use titanium for the liners because of it's inherent springiness. You can also anodize the Ti in fetching colours too.
     
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