Folder July <<WIP>>
Hello guys and gals. As some of you already know its FOLDER JULY!
We are working on a batch of damascus liner lock folders which I am calling the MTF Its the second of 3 Montana Travler designs I started on last year. The first being the MTN necker and these folders and there is a fixed blade utility knife coming at some point in the near future.
OK so whats a Montana Travler?
I chose the name for these knives based on a awesome American horse breed that is a very unique. The Montana Travler breed was developed in the USA and is well known for it's unmatched stamina and strength in the back country. Its a trusted and relied upon stallion. A tried and true American work horse!
My new Montana Travler knives are my work horse knives. I have a feeling they will live up to there name sake, and become known as a trusted and reliable tool.
On this thread I will be posting some images of the design and answering questions. Feel free to post any comments or questions here or send me a pm or email.
So the base design is a straight forward liner lock dressed in HHH damascus with beautiful yet durable handle materials. I am making a few with mammoth tooth per customer requests. But most will have ivory's and burl woods and other exotic handle materials that will serve well as the handles. File work and a few other custom features is sure to make these a very beautiful folder!
Heres a picture of the rough pencil draft of the design. Im sure they will morph a bit as I am making them. But the overall look and size should remail the same!
Blessings from Michigan
Heat treating the blades today. Sorry, No pictures. Its hard to snap photos and work with 1500 F. steel blades at the same time.. :)
I also have to Heat treat the bolsters and back spacers. This is so the damascus will all etch the same. Ill try and remember to take a photo of the bolsters in the oven B4 I quench them. :)
Looking forward to pics Randy.
Looks great Randy. What material are you thinking in terms of the handle? Never mind, I just read the rest of your post. Should be killer. Do you have a price in mind?
Looks great, and I like the story behind the name, but I think that you should call them "Michigan Traveler" as they are a workhorse of your creation.
Heres a few shots from the bench at the end of today! :) Made good progress.. It was about 110 degrees and 100% humidity today in the shop and im Zapped! :shocked3:
Super excited about this one Randy, can't wait, you and Jr. are crazy dudes!
Making some progress on these. :)
Threw one together to check and make sure everything was on and properly drilled and tapped, and reamed, etc. Looks great so far. if I do say so myself.
I am definitely looking forward to it.
I know its doesn't look like much NOW.. But I am really starting to see the final folders and im excited! :)