I figured I would start a new thread for the build thingy. First, my disclaimer, I am no expert, I do not claim this is the best way or the only way to build a friction folder it is simply a way to do it. I am a self taught blacksmith learning what I can from books, videos, trial and error for the last 3 or 4 years. I have only been making blades for a short time but sometimes when you do not have tons of knowledge there is not as much to get in the way of creativity. This particular knife design I made for myself to be as light as I could make it for EDC light use. I guess it struck a chord with others because people are asking me to build them. First request was for a sheepsfoot blade. The handle is canvass micarta with no liners, a small 1/8th aluminum spacer and 1/8th thick 1080 blade. This is a very, very basic folding knife design and in my opinion, perfect for someone interested in learning how folders work. Since I finished it I have put the prototype through a fairly thorough flogging and it has held up. So I guess its time to start the process.