How To Make A Knife (Part 3) – “First Prototype”
Now we’re really going to get things moving…
I was thinking about the various mechanisms use to open, lock and close knives.
Not too sure about the ones I’ve seen – some look a little fiddly.
So what I’ve done is ignore everything I was seeing out there and just do my own thing (like I usually do).
I came up with something I thought was pretty original (but, in saying that, when I googled it… it had been done before once or twice).
Basically, a serrated wheel that you “roll” with your finger – like this:
I wanted to test and see if it would work – so got sketching right away:
The parts that need cut (using 2.5mm thick Grade 5 Titanium):
A little bit of grinding and here’s the mockup:
I’m not going for shape or design at this point – just testing the functionality.
The result so far: