MattBower Posted September 13, 2011 Share Posted September 13, 2011 I'm working on my first folder. Probably very stupidly, I've decided I'd like to try a linerlock. I don't have any Ti, or any medium or high carbon steel that's an appropriate thickness for liners. Forging down thicker stock is an unattractive option because of the work involved in getting it sufficiently flat to make good liners. So I was thinking of cutting my liners from a broken power hacksaw blade I have. It appears to be a bimetal blade, since the teeth are harder than chicken lips and the back won't harden in water. (It may have some alloy content, but the basic point is that it's fairly low carbon stuff.) I was planning to cut the liners from the back, which is about 1/16" thick. Do any of you more experienced folder builders think mild(ish) steel can't work in this application? I realize it has serious limitations as a spring material, but it's thin stuff and it won't be flexing very far. It won't be as strong as a better quality spring, but I suspect it'll still be strong enough. Am I wrong? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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