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Old 21-11-2012, 11:44 AM
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Default Folded handle balisong

What you need

Material
steel for blade
stainless steel plate
2 pivots
4 screw(M3)
2 tang .
4 washer

Tool
To fold a vise, hammer, blade+washer thickness steel place,
To cut hack saw, band saw, angle grinder
To grind file, sandpaper, angle grinder, belt sander, backstand.
To heat treat Blow torch, torch, forge, heat treatment oven, oil or water











To fold the steel, you put the plate in the vise to the folded highness you want. You put the two plier wrench , you fold to more than 90, after you press the plate in the vise. You use the hammer (on an anvil or something strong) on the U you obtain in order to straighten it with the thickness plate in the u




After the folding



To the angle grinder i cut the place where the blade will go. more or less 2 cm deep.



Steel plate, ink, some draw....



After some bandsaw work.



It's shaped.



i clean the part i cut with the angle grinder.



I draw the middle of the blade



The scale are in position



I point the futurs holes.



3.8mm



I reamed to 4mm the pivot, the tang place stayed to 3.8mm



Drilled and reamed



I point the futurs holes in the handle.



3,8mm



Reamed to 4mm



I build it in order to see where i have to not grind around the pivo


Draw of the futur handle.



I cut with the bandwaw.



It begin to seem to be a balisong



Open



I shaped a bit with a 60 grit belt.



I did the choild with dremel rotary burr.



Cleaned everything with 240 belt



My grind plied, (simply O1 hardened pieces with a stainless piece and two rolled pins.)



60grit



120 grit



It's thin before HT



Lazy fileworked



Propan torch oil hardening



Hardened and degreased. (to not too much dirt my belt)



The grind is white in order to see the color during the flash tempering



Flash tempering, the point is a bit darker, but it was 4mm too long, the point had been decreased after to go in the handle . And i temperered generally a bit more the point of the balisong.)

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240 grit



500 grit



My poor stencil.



Electro etching



I decreased a bit the diameter of the tang in 100c6 hardened.



Everythin is on the spot, at the right size and polished.



Tang cup with the rotary burr.



Open



I cut the screw and polished the cut.



The pivot are decreased to the right size.



Polishing.



15 parts



500 grit to create the edge, some buffer to complete the work.

You have a small balisong not too much "bling bling". the aim is to use the same idea of the folded handle that i use to my Cardo No Kami.
It's thin, and cool to flip even if it's a bit short and thin to offer all the possibilty of a full size balisong.

9cm closed, , 3,2 cm widht, 7mm and 1cm to the thickest, open 15,3 cm, 6 cm sharp. XC75 blade full hardened, gold flash tempered. Hardened tang pins. 74g.











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Old 21-11-2012, 06:10 PM
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lovely, but completely illegal in the UK
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Beautiful work, and wonderfully explained with all the images.
As Robbi said, get caught making/selling/gifting one of these and you're in a spot of bother.
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Old 25-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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Beautiful work, and wonderfully explained with all the images.
As Robbi said, get caught making/selling/gifting one of these and you're in a spot of bother.
I was asked to make once but I declined Would like to do one just for experience
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Old 26-11-2012, 02:33 PM
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lovely, but completely illegal in the UK
Beautiful work, and wonderfully explained with all the images.
As Robbi said, get caught making/selling/gifting one of these and you're in a spot of bother.


Why is that if the blades are short? i thought it was only above about 3'' fixed blades!?

what about the Opinel No 8 and all the lock knives that are about?

im well confused.

by the way, great post chap.
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why did the butterfly knife get banned anyway you can make most folders flick open same as flick knives ,you can get assisted openers which I think are just the same as a flick knife,your finger is the spring on that .I find the law strange about knives .
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The more i think about this the weirder it seems.... a folding tool has a blade on it but is legal, yet a folding short blade knife isnt??????????????

can someone explain the thinking please?

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The more i think about this the weirder it seems.... a folding tool has a blade on it but is legal, yet a folding short blade knife isnt??????????????

can someone explain the thinking please?

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Old 27-11-2012, 09:50 AM
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where's Mammoth when you need him Tom's like Wikipedia of knives
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