View Full Version : First Folder!!!!--"action" pics added
12-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Ok, I told myself I was doing a folder this year and I squeaked one in just under the wire. My Christmas present to myself!
Here's the specs..8" OAL, 3 1/2" tip to plunge, 3/16" 1095 blade, .100 titanium liners, handmade titanium clip and thumbstud, G10 backspacer, textured scales and pivot. Pivot and stop pin are .250.
Of course I found a couple of little things I want to change, but it locks up tight, blade is centered and the detent works great. Overall I'm pretty happy.
I'm gonna carry this one for a while, already been working on opening some Christmas presents.
I hope to be able to start offering some up by spring, I want to make sure I have any bugs worked out.
Comments are welcome and appreciated!
Thanks for looking!
12-25-2011, 06:38 PM
Looks great! I have no recommendations or changes...
12-25-2011, 10:40 PM
I have alot to say......but xmas dinner is ready!...:manganr:
Just to start....I really dig it:thumbsup::thumbsup:! Ill get more specific in a minute!
12-25-2011, 11:05 PM
very fucking nice.
12-25-2011, 11:15 PM
Want it now
Want it now
Regards to my previous post, forgot to add "I want one!"
12-26-2011, 12:19 AM
I see that you textured the pivot to match the g10....that's a nice detail.
The blade shape is all Mcnees....and I love that. Your hamon is as insane as usual..just amazing to look at. That blade is just aching to be a flipper.......
3.5 to plunge? Wow I would have guessed 3 inch or 2.5....The package looks smaller to me somehow..maybe I'm having a stroke..lol. Comparing it to other folders that size it looks to be a large blade in a small package....and who doesn't want that?
I really like the custom clip...Is it Ti? (disregard ...I see it's Ti) Some makers feel the need to over-design the clip..... and I'm not a big fan of that at all..... this is simple clean but obviously custom.... you really nailed that one perfectly Jonathan.
So there is one stand off in the front and then the back spacer acts as the stand off in the rear? The screws for the front standoff the front are hidden under the g10 correct? Or is it a peg of some kind?
Do the screws that hold the clip secure the backspacer-standoff or are there hidden screws under the g10?
I am thrilled with the thick liners! I am NOT down with wimpy liner locks...I dont trust them even though they may be fine and functional...Its a visual-psychological thing.
OK......so the hard part is the lock up...I'm not sure about that percentage. Personally I would feel more comfortable with more real estate under that blade. But every one is different and its all subjective. Definitely a fantastically stellar first folder!
Name? How about the FMUK? (Folding MUK)
Very impressed with this Jonathan..... it is solid design...and I definitely have to have one!
12-26-2011, 02:13 AM
Wow....that looks great!
Whatever changes you may have in mind, I hope that they're minimal.
It's Good to Go just as it is.
12-26-2011, 10:04 PM
Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the comments!
I'm going to do a little video and post it up, along with an in hand shot.
The pics don't really give a good feel for the size of it.
Eric, I had the same thoughts about the lockup, but I've been using it and I've given it several pretty solid spine whacks and no sign of budging. I figure after a while it's gonna wear a little and move over anyway. Not that it would be ok at all for the lock to disengage, but the way the integral guard is made, it would basically pinch your finger rather than guillotine them off.
The front standoff is a solid stop pin, the holes in the liners are countersunk to accept it and it gets sandwiched between them.
The screws that hold the frame together are hidden under the scale.
I'll try to get the in hand pic up in a while and a vid tomorrow.
12-26-2011, 10:52 PM
Some pics for size reference...
12-26-2011, 11:03 PM
I want one.
12-26-2011, 11:19 PM
Orange G10 for me...
please & thank you Sir!:thumbsup:
12-30-2011, 09:32 PM
Thanks guys! Since I'm backed up a few months anyway, I'm gonna go ahead and add people that want folders. By that time I should have any bugs worked out.
If you want on the list, please send me a pm and I'll get you taken care of.
Happy New Year everyone!!!
12-30-2011, 09:36 PM
12-31-2011, 09:39 AM
Very nice work. Looks great
12-31-2011, 12:46 PM
You know I'm in for one
I always liked your work. I'm hoping I can afford one of these
01-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Well done buddy.
01-06-2012, 10:18 AM
Great work man. I bet you will sell out of those at Blade 2012 if you have some made by then. Great looking working mans knife.
When will these be ready and how much?
01-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Ya Jonathan I'd be interested in knowing how much!
Oh and congrats buddy! Good to see this come to fruition!
01-08-2012, 11:08 PM
Thanks for all the interest guys! I'm gonna start these at 390.00 set up just like the proto. I'll probably offer bolsters, too for a little more.
I do plan on numbering them and for anyone not already on the list, we're probably looking at early to mid summer.
Please feel free to fire away with any questions or send me a pm.
01-09-2012, 12:14 AM
Sent you a PM Jonathan...
But I forgot to mention to make my hamon extra special!:manganr:
01-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Awesome! Will you offer them in a smaller size too? I didn't realize how large the folder was until that hand shot.
01-17-2012, 10:36 PM
I got some meat on the ground last weekend, so the folder got the call for field dressing duties. I wasn't able to get any actual "action" pics..sorry, but I was by myself. I'm proud to say it performed great!
It busted through the ribcage, slicing through them all the way up the sternum with ease and no issues. The scales worked very well when covered in slick stuff, no problems with slipping. So far I'm pleased!
Thanks for looking guys!
01-17-2012, 11:09 PM
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