Folding Knife  2                           3-2016

I had some trouble tapping the small 1-64 holes on this project (wow...what a surprise). I broke one tap and decided to try one that was Titanium nitride (TiN) coated. This coating is gold in color and helps with materials that are difficult to machine. Note that I'm using the tap in a hand held vise (pin vise) so I'd have more control than if I used a normal T-handle style of tap wrench. And I used some mineral oil for my cutting fluid. Come to find out the liner is 1/2 hard stainless steel so no wonder it gave me trouble.



This small flat area served two purposes: first it allowed the belt clip to sit flat and second the screws needed one more thread to screw into. With the use of some small files this was an easy thing to do.



I used some 'blue' loctite on the bolster screws so I could get it back apart if need be. But mainly it should help in keeping all the screws where they belong.



I used epoxy on the handles so this part was a permanent deal.



When the blade is open this tang keeps it from closing. I'm not a fan of this type of lock system but I didn't know this when I bought it either. To close the blade you move the tang with your fingernail a small amount.



Here it is all finished.



The belt clip works very good and should stay put when placed in your pocket.







This was a fun project and was easy to do. And it didn't cost much either. If your looking for something to waste your time for a few hours, you might want to give this a try.



 Now it's time to put it to some good use!


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