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First attempt at a slip-joint


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I thought I would share my first attempt at a slip-joint.  This is pretty much copied from Steve Culver's plans in his book, and was a pretty educational process.  Made a few goofs, but this won't be the last one of these I make :)

The blade and spring are made from a remnant of a mosaic bar I made from 1095 and 15N20.  The liners are mild steel, the scales are dyed stag, and the bolsters are nickel silver.

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Thanks guys.

Wow, it's been a year since I made that knife.  I kind of cringe to look at it now.  It's funny how that works.  I've spent most of the last year working on slipjoints, and have worked up a couple designs of my own to get away from using Steve's pattern.  I've also been tweaking my process for fitting the pivot and busing so that I get a good solid peen on the pivot, but a nice snappy action at the same time.  I'll try to gather up some photos and post them here along with some of what I have learned about building them.  I've been kind of lame about not posting any work for a while...

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