Jonathan McNees - Small Liner Lock Folder

Cory Martin Imaging

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Just finished this small folder by Jonathan McNees. He asked that I put something in the photo to give a size comparison for this knife. Seeing as how he is a former Marine, I thought the reverse side of a 1oz. silver dollar would be perfect.

Maker: Jonathan McNees
Website: www.mcneescustomknives.com
Blade Length: 1 1/2"
Overall Length: 3 7/8"
Blade Material: CPM-154
Handle Material: Titanium

 

Cory Martin Imaging

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What's the finish on the blade?
I am not 100% sure, but my best guess is it's a stone wash finish of some kind and then probably an acid bath after that to further highlight the effects of the stone wash. It has the appearance like it's a hammered finish but the blade felt smooth...really unique and pretty awesome effect in my opinion.
 

Justin Presson

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Great image Cory and a really cool little knife. Do you put something under them to raise them off the background when you photo them?
 

Cory Martin Imaging

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Great image Cory and a really cool little knife. Do you put something under them to raise them off the background when you photo them?
Yes I use modelling putty that I got from Hobby Lobby. It's white in color and comes in a block...break off a piece about the size of a sugar cube and shape it into a small pedestal. Push the knife down on it so it balances and you're all set. The putty doesn't stick to virtually any materials used in knife making. It leaves a small smudge that wipes right off after you're done. The advantage of the putty is that if the knife position is off and there's unwanted shadows, bright spots, reflections, etc., you just push the knife in the direction that works best and re-take your shot. In this photo I even put putty under the silver dollar.
 

Justin Presson

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Yes I use modelling putty that I got from Hobby Lobby. It's white in color and comes in a block...break off a piece about the size of a sugar cube and shape it into a small pedestal. Push the knife down on it so it balances and you're all set. The putty doesn't stick to virtually any materials used in knife making. It leaves a small smudge that wipes right off after you're done. The advantage of the putty is that if the knife position is off and there's unwanted shadows, bright spots, reflections, etc., you just push the knife in the direction that works best and re-take your shot. In this photo I even put putty under the silver dollar.
Thanks Cory for the tip I think it adds alot to the photos I need to try it....not that mine will come out as nice.
 
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