The Lockback Folding Knife
From Design to Completion
by Peter Fronteddu and
Stefan Steigerwald

230 x 280mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 978-0-7643-3509-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

Take your knifemaking skills to the next level and create your own folding lockback knife. Illustrated instructions and more than 200 color images detail all stages of the knife's construction, from creating a template to making the blade and locking mechanism.

With this guide you can tackle the challenging task of constructing a lockback knife and gain the skills necessary to create a lockback knife of your own design.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Metric


A Few Introductory Sentences

Initial Thoughts
- General Considerations
- The Knife
- Material Selection

Design, Sketch, and a Functional Template
- Design Fundamentals
- Concrete Design Elements
- Creating a Functional Template

Producing the Liners

Making the Blade

The Locking Mechanism

The Blade Lock

Making the Spacer

Grinding the Blade

Making the Bolsters

The Blade Pivot

Customizing the Handle

Making the Washers

Design Variations

Finishing and Final Steps