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    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
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    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.

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    Looking forward to pics Randy.

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    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?
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    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.
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    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!

    Blessings
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    Super excited about this one Randy, can't wait, you and Jr. are crazy dudes!

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    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.
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    I am definitely looking forward to it.
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    I know its doesn't look like much NOW.. But I am really starting to see the final folders and im excited!

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