Assisted opening liner lock geometry?


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I’ve been thinking about attempting to make an AO liner lock for myself, since I have some scraps of Damasteel that are too small to make a regular knife from. Main problem I’m running into is: I don’t know how! I have a pretty good idea how the tang has to engage the lock, and how to locate that portion of the mechanism, but how does the AO portion work? I’ve never made a liner lock before, but I have made three slippies. I need a project to drive me nuts all winter, I figured this would be a great way to do it :)

Johan Nel

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Have a look at this link above.
Perhaps contact Bossdog. He seems have an idea or two on assisted opening knives.