Three friction Folders.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 03-11-2014 07:18 AM 2669 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love making knives. These are three friction folders I have been experimenting with. As you can see in the photos I like very plane, rustic designs with no frills. Sort of a old, rural Japanese look. The blade pf the first knife was made out of a pair of hedge clippers, the second from shearing shears and the third from an garden saw. The steel is surprisingly good in each of these. The wood is Rewarewa and Oak.

My aim is to develop a small number of folding carving knives I can take with me when I go on holiday. Don’t like sitting around not doing much.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 08:09 AM

Very nice has a rustic look to it. I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 11:23 AM

very cool, love the look of the knives, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 12:55 PM

Nice job. Love the knives, and the rustic too. Congratulartions.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 01:06 PM

Wonderful work John, I bet its not an accident that each of the knives have a certain resemblance to birds.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 03:06 PM

Just PLAIN beautiful.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 04:11 PM

Cool and handy knives. Like the style and the natural look of the woods. Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 07-04-2015 11:51 PM

Hi, do the first two knives have something to keep them locked open? I just seem to see some metal on the back of the handles, open and closed.

Great knives, love your work.


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#8 posted 05-29-2017 11:15 AM

I really like these. I like the cord accents particularly.

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