The author of the knife project shows who supported the creation of products that have not yet received funding.
The project with modest fees, but a unique design gathered in its ranks lovers of friction folders. Retro design and titanium elements - visit card of Pocket Rocket Knife Project.
The author in the update showed wood on the handle, but most are interested in orange composite, which are also demonstrated in the project, but are not offered for purchase. You can read more on the project page .
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Just a couple of days and the dream of some fans of friction blades will become a reality ...
A classic knife with a friction mechanism and an advanced fastening system. Titanium linings and a retro logo font resemble the early design of the Porsche 356 ... many will like it.
Within a month you can buy this pocket knife here ...
The knife market has long been waiting for an inexpensive unique friction knife.
For 2 days, the knife pretty well raised the money for kickstarter. There are still several samples available for purchase, but the author claims that the series will be very limited due to manual assembly, exactly like retrocars.
Find out more on the project page ...
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Stedemon C06 flipper - with a little work, a passable EDC
Picked up a couple of these at $56.00 each including shipping from Amazon.
Opened length: approximately 8.5 "
Closed length: approximately 4.75"
Blade length approximately 3 -7/8"
Handle with: approximately .5" wide
Weight: 3.6 ounces.
Blade material: 440C
Blade finish: satin
Grip material: Black G10 (other colors available) with black carbon fiber inserts
Action: flipper, liner lock
Right pocket clip only
This picture shows the solid stainless steel liners. The stop pin is part of the blade, and you can see the liner cutouts behind the rear of the blade that the stop pin rides in.
About a 1/3 - 50% lockup, depending on how hard you flip the blade. There are no cutouts to access the liner lock, you have to wedge your thumb between the stationary liner and the liner lock to unlock the blade. Not as difficult as it sounds.
I like the kwaiken type blade design, but I feel that the Boker Kwaiken is a little too delicate in my large...
Pocket knives are some of my favorite types of knives. They are so unique in terms of designs, versatility, functionality, brands, etc. Each pocket knife is good for certain situations based on their blade type, size, accessories, and materials. I tend to carry cheap pocket knives with me on my hunting and camping trips, as i'm not as afraid to lose them relative to my damascus steel blades. Here are my favorite pocket knives. You can get any of these at frontierblades.com
This first knife is an 8.25" Elk Ridge spring assisted pocket knife. This knife screams heavy duty, and is the best portable hunting knife. I personally use this knife all the time when cleaning and skinning deer. The single edged stainless steel blade is pretty sharp for an elk ridge knife, and is great for making clean and accurate cuts. The simulated bone handle feels pretty good as well, and provides a rather comfortable grip. The great thing about the simulated bone handle is, after several years...
This is something I got into a while ago because I kinda like the idea of personalizing my knives and I like how certain colors look in the light. It's turned into a hobby. I don't know that there's a deeper meaning to it than that - I try to do things I like :)
There's lots of resources available if you want to learn about dyeing things online, and considerably fewer out there about dyeing knife scales. There's walkthroughs for doing this on the stove, and you can try that if you want. Some of the methods I have seen are... well, dangerous, and not in a good way. Others work but have little room for error. so I ended up experimenting and drawing on background information a bit to come up with a process to do it. I use a microwave! In a lot of ways, it's much easier, and you aren't staining up a metal cookpot, and especially once you get used to it, it's a lot easier to get just the effect you want, no darker or lighter.
The first and arguably most important step is the...
wherein I braze a rat.
Specifically a RAT 1 in D2 and G-10 from Ontario Knives. The RAT is Ontario's best known collaboration with Randall's Adventure and Training (hence the RAT name), an outfit better known for their association with ESEE and for teaching people how to evade capture and survive in the jungle. The RAT Model 1 (and its slightly smaller brother the RAT Model 2) are fairly well known, very good budget knives. Fast flip, good ergos including a bit of thumb ramp, strong liner lock. No wiggle, no nonsense. The standard models come with AUS-8 -- with a good heat treat AUS 8 can be ok steel, but I wanted to go a little better for the Copper Rat. So I grabbed a D2 version with some light colored scales that I might customize later for some other project (light scales are a lot more interesting to dye.)
So I have my threadlocker, my Torx T6 and T8, some lanyard stuff, and a pair of aftermarket copper scales from Flytanium. And a nearby pair of needlenose...
Before During and After: Spyderco Endura Breakdown and Rebuild
Enduring Renewal.... or, for those of you who never played the Ice Age MTG set, wherein I take the Endura I got from Drop and add some aftermarket goodness to it.
Here it is as it came to me:
This Endura was made in Seki City. VG-10, blue fiberglass handle, $90-100 retail. The Endura's claim to fame is that it, like the Delica and the Endela in-betweener, have aggressive back locks but can be easily flipped open one handed. That and the standard Spyderco build quality has proven a strong combo -- it get a lot of buyers. Fidgeters may prefer a flipper or an axis type lock or a compression lock, but there are a whole lot of people who feel like the back lock is the only one they trust. So it's one of Spyderco's budget knives but toward the top end of their budget tier.
To take one apart, you need a T6 Torx wrench and a T8 Torx wrench. The pivot takes T8, everything else is T6. Sets of Torx wrenches, drivers, bits, whichever you prefer, are easy to find online -- and...