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15-06-05, 07:50 PM
all this talk on the forum about classic slip locks has made me want. one thing is i really like the one handed options on most modern folders so how difficult :huh: would it be to make or buy a thumb stud?
Should be fairly easy to make it you've got access to taps and dies of the right size and anywhere that sells knife suppies should sell them The real difficulty is drilling the hole in the blade. Most slipjoints will be hardened right to the spine and the blades are a bit small to be annealing small bits.
I also suspect that in many cases there won't be enough clearnace between the spine and the blade when folded, so you'd need to cut a slot in the frame.
An alternative option might be to find a more modern design with one handed opening, either thumbstud or hole and do a bit of customising in the way of scales (wood, horn, bone antler etc) and bolsters. In fact there might even be a suitable kit somwhere.
15-06-05, 09:01 PM
thanx i,ll look into it a bit further im sure i did see thumb studs that tighted onto the spine of the blade a few years back in a knife source book, but thay didnt look all that well built and seriously doubt they,d stand up to my constant fideling!
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