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A friction folder is the easiest type of folder to make and a fun project.

The link is to a post here on iforgeiron about a friction folder I built not too long ago. The parts I used were:

1 star head pivot bolt
2 brass liners
2 brass bolsters
2 bits of wood
1 small bit of aluminum for the back of the handle
1 blade forged out of a file

You could do without bolsters and liners if you used a tough enough handle material (micarta or G10 etc.)

Some people use a brass rod for the pivot, peening it to keep it in.

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The minimum number of parts would be 4 - Blade, slotted wood for a handle, Pivot pin and stop pin. In practice though more parts are normally used.
Have a look at some of the fittings on a Knife supply site for a better idea of whats available.

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