Folder: Spring Folder

My first folding knife model. The spring arrested folding mechanism works like on Swiss Army Knives. The blade is held in the opened or respectively closed position by a strong steel spring that blends into the spine of the handle. The whole mechanism lives inside a strong steel frame. There are no screws, everything is glued up with epoxy. The liners are laminated grey paper and a layer of pearwood veneer to give it a lighter two-color tone. in the closed position, the edge of the blade does not touch any inner parts of the knife to keep it sharp. The handle scales are made out of a nice red Padouk wood.

My blogpost about making this knife

  • Steel: 1.2003 or 75Cr1 or AISI 1075 +Cr
  • Length: 195 mm
  • Blade length:  75 mm
  • Blade width: 26 mm
  • Blade thickness: 3.2 mm
  • Grip: Padouk scales
  • Liners: self laminated combined paper and pear veneer micarta
  • Pins: 5 mm steel