What happened to the lazy days of summer? Were those only in "the good old days" of yore? Or only applicable to kids under the age of 14? It has been anything but lazy around here. Richard has been hitting the machines, working his fingers almost to the bone, and pretty much been living in his shop. In order to be able to sell the knives to the public at Blade he took orders from dealers. So he has been busy fulfilling dealer orders as well as tweaking some of the designs before he starts in on the new runs.
He has updated the 4F in the following ways:
The biggest change is going from a flat clip to a machined clip inlaid in the scale.[caption id="attachment_380" align="aligncenter" width="300"] New machined inlaid clip[/caption]
Changed from a lanyard hole to an 1/8" pin to give it a cleaner outer appearance. Still plenty of room for a lanyard.[caption id="attachment_381" align="aligncenter" width="167"] Hidden lanyard post[/caption]
Concealed the screws that go into the standoffs and secured the scales with separate screws.[caption id="attachment_382" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Newest version of 4F[/caption]
Moved the position of the stop pin slightly. And added steel thrust washers between the Ti handle and the bearings.
[caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="167"] View of liners[/caption]
Now he can really start getting to work!