1 May 2011
New design, a spring-back locking folder
I have used an old design as a starting point. I was going to make a friction folder, but the design and work sort of wandered off on a tangent and became a spring-back locking folder instead. This is the first time I have made a spring-back locking knife. I am really happy with it. The spring I made for it would be a worthy addition to a bear trap I think!
It is only dry fitted together at the moment, but even so, there is no play at all anywhere.
I am going to fit a ring into the small hole on the top of the spring, fitted with a short lanyard. To open the spring and unlock the blade, you pull on the ring and fold the blade.
This is the first of this design and there are a few details to iron out, but I think this is going to be really solid folding knife. This one has a 3" scandi grind blade, and I am also going to make a 4" blade with more of a drop point, scandi grind model. I have thought before about making a folding bushcraft knife and I think this going to be it!