Working the Weekend.


Black Toe Knives
November 8, 2010, 02:40 PM
Two new things, I did this one with Damascus. I also incorporated bearings instead of washers. I really enjoyed making this one. I have again retooled to do bearings instead of washers on my folders. Because I want to make the best possible folder I can make.

Blade is 1/8 Brad Vice Alabama Damascus
RC is 57-58.
Pivot pin is 3/16 with a Ball Bearing System
Grind is a Hollow Grind.
Blade Length is 3''
Overall is 7 1/8''
Knife is only 3/8'' Thick.
Construction is Framelock
Handle and Clip are Titanium.
Hardware and screws are Stainless Steel
Weights is little under 3 oz, soaking wet

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I have a no non-sense Guarantee, you break it under normal use. I Promise I will fix or replace it as long as I am able to work in the shop. Plus if for any reason you are ever unhappy with it. Send it back to me for a "FULL REFUND" Because I don't make a knife I wouldn't love to own.

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November 8, 2010, 02:45 PM
Cool, but I'm personally partial to a tighter pattern damascus on knives this size.

BTW, Brad was in K-vile for the show this weekend. He sold a bunch of damascus, but not hardly as much as he probably hoped he might.

Black Toe Knives
November 8, 2010, 02:58 PM
Mike, I like Stainless Damascus on a Folder. But I can't sell it for $300.00 either. I also used IKBS. So I spend the morning chasing ball bearings. I have bearings with cages coming in. I wont use IKBS again.
I talked to Brad last week. He is always a hoot to talk to. He has an amazing story of how he got into knives. When he started he didn't know what Damascus was.

November 8, 2010, 04:33 PM
I know, crazy!

Chasing bearings!!! Yeowwww. That's highly annoying. There was a company out in California that used caged bearings. I'll have to pull out one of their knives to remember the name. Did a monolithic body and somehow got the bearing races in and the tang.

stan rose
November 8, 2010, 04:50 PM
You do beautiful work !!

Black Toe Knives
November 8, 2010, 05:29 PM
Mike, a lot companies have went to bearing sets in their flippers. I took mine apart about 5 to 10 times to fit it. Each time, I had to remove and replace the 30 some odd bearing. I am going to caged system too. I have found the bearing sets from two sources.

Thank you Stan.

November 9, 2010, 12:01 AM
That blade is amazingly beautiful.

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