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DavisM

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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:47 pm

Widow Balisong Making

Hey guys, need some opinions and :help: on my new balisong design "Widow". In January (with some help from my uncle, who is experienced in knife making) I'm starting to make my first balisong. There will be some links to pics of some rough sketches as well as some designs I made in Photoshop below. So here are some possible specs: Titanium handles, 4-5.5 oz, 9-10 inches, 154CM bowie style blade, sandwich construction, t-latch, and I would like your opinion on bearings or bushings for the pivots. Thanks, Davis.

Photoshop Design: http://gyazo.com/534927db204be657519c943de43526fd
Handle Sketch: http://gyazo.com/3e9c1d0396b5dd1fac91a09fe03ae215
Blade Sketch: http://gyazo.com/9f30521a3552575fc5cf3c1d63a633c9
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Skaunders

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Post Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: Widow Balisong Making

It looks as though you're trying to copy the Alpha Beast look, be careful. Other than that, go with bushings, reduce horn size, and round out or cone the t-latch and put in some kind of latch gate so it won't get in the way.
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vileperson

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Post Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:53 am

Re: Widow Balisong Making

I would ditch those 2 little points if it were me. Otherwise, they are going to get in the way when flipping. Also, what he said ^^ be careful with the look of those handles.

Oh yeah, go bushings if you can.
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cja245

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Post Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:43 am

Re: Widow Balisong Making

I think it would be very difficult to machine those sharp angles. Keep in mind most end mill bits are round.
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Post Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:45 am

Re: Widow Balisong Making

Also. BRS isn't going to sue a 15 yo kid because his balisong has slots and grooves. These are real people we are talking about. Relax.
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Skaunders

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Post Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:59 pm

Re: Widow Balisong Making

cja245 wrote:Also. BRS isn't going to sue a 15 yo kid because his balisong has slots and grooves. These are real people we are talking about. Relax.


I'm not worried about the possible law suites, I just don't want to ensue a flame war of any kind nor would I want anyone to rip this kid a new asshole over something like that.
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