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Tutorials - Making My First Balisong
My first balisong (butterfly) knife. Diferentially HT'd 5160 and textured and fileworked brass handles.
I was concentrated on making the balisong right so I didn't remember to take pictures of all stages. However I believe this still shows the hand work nature of my knives.

Making the mock up piece to test functionality. (Pictures 1 and 2)

Marking the 5/32" (4mm) thick brass plate to cut. (Pictures 3 and 4)

Cutting it. (Picture 5)

Cut pieces. (Pictures 6 and 7)
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Testing with the mock up blade. (Picture 8)

Shaping the liners. (Pictures 9 and 10)

Roughly shaped liners. (Picture 11)

Testing symetry and funcionality with the mock up blade. (Pictures 12 and 13)

Making the pivot holes. (Picture 14)
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Testing holed handles against shaped blade. (Pictures 15 and 16)

Making the holes on the blade. (Picture 17)

Blade with the stopping pin holes and handles. (Pictures 18, 19, 20 and 21)
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Blade with bushings and washers in place. (Picture 22)

Testing handles on the blade with bushings and washers in place. (Pictures 23 and 24)

Eating up material for the screw heads and the bushings. (Pictures 25 and 26)

Blade and handles ensabled with bushings and washers. (Picture 27)

Cutting the stainless steel stoping pins. (Picture 28)
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Testing funtionality with the bushings, washers and stopping pins. You can see the roughy shaped latch, cut from the same brass sheet. (Pictures 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34)

Marking the handles for the holes. (Picture 35)
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Filing the latch. (Picture 36)

Drilling the latch. (Picture 37)
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Finished Knife
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