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    The recipient of the folder was hoping that it would have had a lanyard hole. As there was no room in the original design to put one in, so I thought I would try to make a new back spacer for him. Luckily I tend to keep scraps of material and had a piece of AEB-L (same as the blade) handy.



    I bought some layout fluid the other day and would say that it works pretty well.



    The end result didn't turn out too bad.





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    I started on a flipper design. It's going to be a liner lock with a titanium scale on the lock side and a titanium slab on the other. I had to use a fly cutter on an aluminum plate to true it up.





    Drilled and tapped a bunch of holes.



    Drilled the pivot and stop pin and roughed out the handle.



    It will have an S35VN blade.
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    I surface ground the last of my fixed blades this weekend, ground one of the large drop points and put a handle on it.





    Other than planning on doing a dagger some time this year, I don't think I will be making any more fixed blades as I want to concentrate on folders.

    edit to add....I bought a new collet and reamer for doing the pivots.





    edit to add...I got a little bit of work done on the first flipper prototype.



    edit to add....did a little more work to the knife and changed the blade shape a bit. It's currently on phosphor bronze washers and is pretty smooth, which is nice.









    edit to add...I did a little machining tonight.



    edit to add....I got the knife together today and it feels pretty smooth.



    edit to add....I did some work on the second one today.

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    I am going to try to grind some thinner knives and thought I would weigh them before I started, around the half way mark and after I was done. These are rough surface ground. I will take them down some more, just not sure how much at this point.



















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    Ground this blade and made the handle scales this weekend. I'll make a sheath for it tomorrow. S35VN is time consuming to grind, but it performs very well.



    edit to add...got the sheath done.



    edit to add...got the handle done on a light weight hunter. 134 grams. S35VN.





    I put an edge on one of the large drop point hunters and thought I would try cutting a tomato with it.

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    Finally finished the first flipper today. Homely, but comfortable in the hand. And it works.









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    Something a little different in AEB-L.

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    Been slow going. These are made from S35VN. Bottom one is hollow ground and about 8" long.

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    Some awesome looking knives you got there. Especially that sheepsfoot.

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    Thanks. I've been using my prototype in the kitchen and really like it. I'm still learning the hollow grind and will put some knives up for sale when they are at a level that I feel is right. I'm close, but not quite there. They will come with a leather sheath and either paper, linen or canvas micarta scales. Some will have lanyard holes and some may not. Even though the handle scales are removable, I may epoxy them on. I'm not sure yet. They are surface ground so it's a nice tight fit, but some moisture can get in through the screw holes. I'm planning on trying a dagger in the next while and I have a couple of liner locks that I want to get back to.

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