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Auto Knife Progress

I've been tied up in other projects over the last couple of weeks, but this weekend I did manage to log in a few hours in the shop. The Pride Auto is now mechanically complete! Here are some progress pics of the build. Here's the blade all wrapped up in stainless foil, ready to be heat treated. The button will also get heat treated in the same way. As the blade and button are being heat treated, I focused my attention on the remaining parts of the handle. The rear bolsters will be made from 416 ss, just like the front bolsters, and the scales will be made from lightning strike carbon fiber. Here are the handles with the new parts attached. Everything is over sized and will be ground dow

A New Challenge

I love that feeling that comes with the start of every new knife project. This new adventure that I'm about to embark on brings with it all of those same feelings as well as some trepidation. I'm about to try something that I've never done before. I'm about to make a button lock automatic knife. I've never made a button lock, and I've never made an automatic. I'm not really sure that I can actually pull this off, but I'm going to give it my best. I have a well-thought-out plan and design, I have all the required tools, and most importantly, I have a will to succeed. I'm sure there will be some bumps and curves in the road ahead, but I'm ready for the challenge. Let's get this show on