Well, it's high time I started building my first folders. And for a style I've decided to build Scagel style stuff. Why? I love slipjoints, Scagels stuff has some awesome lines to it and I got my hands on some patterns for a build.
Hopefully I'll end up with something similar to this:
Although I don't think I'll have stag scales for the first one.
And for the first days work I've ended up with this:
As you can see I started with a big one and a small one. Because I had patterns for both and working on two things at a time if usually more efficient for me. One will have a +/- 2,5 inch blade and the other close to a 3,5 inch blade.
I'll keep you up to date.
Very cool Alexander!! Keep us posted!
Thanks Todd.....I'm kind of nervous about sharing this project since it has so much potential to go wrong. But I figure I'll just give it a try anyway.
That look great so far. The parts look like they will make very sturdy knives. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks.
Should be solid things. 1,5mm thick on the small one and 2.2mm on the bigger one.
nice job so far alexander.what kind of steel are you using in this project?
OW3 steel (like O7 steel.) It's affordable, easy to work, and easy to heat treat yet takes a wicked edge.
Lookin' Good Alexander and we appreciate your letting us follow this build.
Ground out plate material for the liners today and drilled holes in the springs and liners.
I'm now ready to heat treat the springs. Something that I hope to do tomorrow afternoon. I'm quite nervous because I've never heat treated anything to spring hardness before. But we'll see what happends.
Next steps done.
Wow Alex, you have taken one large step in trying to make a hand made knife. I support your effort and hard work. If you are like me, I have no one to show me anything about doing some of these projects. Keep up the good work.