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Tutorials - Making a "Percheron" Folding Knife
Detailed step by step description on how I make my "Percheron" folding knife.
Profiled blade and drawn liners. (Picture 1)

Cut and drilled liners. (Picture 2)

Shaped and drilled backspacer. (Picture 3)

Nickel silver add-on for the backspacer presented in place. (Picture 4)

Ground blade and pivoting parts. (Picture 5)

Stacked up. (Picture 6)

In place. (Picture 7)
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Close up. (Picture 8)

Filing an end of a nickel silver rod to make it flat. (Picture 9)

Heating it to make it bendable. (Picture 10)

Red hot. (Picture 11)

Bending it in a circular shape to make a lanyard ring. (Pictures 12, 13 and 14)
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Last step. Note the jewerler style plyers. (Picture 15)

Since it was too big for the intended purposes, I had to cut a piece off. (Pictures 16 and 17)
Borax to weld it close. (Picture 18)

Welding it. (Picture 19)

Closed ring. The shiny material es the added nickel silver for the welding process. (Picture 20)

Of course, once the ring is finally welded, you realize that you forgot to put the other piece inside so you gotta saw it open again... (Picture 21)
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Perfect now. (Picture 22)

Welding it close again. (Picture 23)

Presented in place. (Picture 24)

Drilled and heat annodized titanium bolsters. (Pictures 25 and 26)

Milling the inner side to accomodate the pivot's butt and head ends. (Picture 27)

Tada! (Picture 28)
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Assembled bare folder. Opened. (Pictures 29 and 30)

Closed. (Pictures 31 and 32)

Bolster presented in place. (Pictures 33 and 34)

In hand. (Pictures 35 and 36)
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Everything finished but the blade and stag scales. (Picture 37)

Refractory clay for the differential HT. (Picture 38)

"Canned" blade with the refractory clay in place. (Pictures 39 and 40)

In the oven. (Picture 41)

Out of the oven, still with the residue from the clay. (Picture 42)
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Soon to be handles. (Picture 43)

Cut in half. (Picture 44)

Other side. (Picture 45)

Almost finished, scales presented in place, only missing one last sanding/fitting session. (Picture 46 and 47)
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Finished Folder
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