Superleggera Button Lock Folder Design

Discussion in 'Rick Haney Design Knives' started by Rick Haney Design, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    I've been working on this design for a couple weeks now,This is the final look of the Superleggera ( means superlight in italian),Decided Sentinel was being used by another knifemaker.
    Superleggera was a construction method developed in the 1930's by Touring Carrozzeria in Milano,Italy,The body were made up of small diameter tubing with a hammered aluminum body panels attached for lightweight touring cars.This was my inspiration behind the Superleggera design.

    I'll be making the proto next week.Stay tuned!:D
     

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  2. LR Adkins

    LR Adkins Well-Known Member

    Design looks good, will be watching to see the proto.

    Larry
     
  3. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Larry,Thanks.I've already made a Hollowpoint folder Superleggera style,Real light but still real stout.I'm pleased with this design concept.:D
    Plan on starting the proto tomorrow.
     
  4. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    This is what I'm thinking with the Superleggera concept.Skelotonizing the half liners further.This should be real light for the size of the design,3.6" blade.
     

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  5. JAWilliams

    JAWilliams KNIFEMAKER

    Rick like the blade but pardon my inexperiance. I am not seeing a lock. What am I not seeing? Sorry.

    James
     
  6. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    James,It has a button lock.Stop pin is forward of the button,You see it now?:D
     
  7. JAWilliams

    JAWilliams KNIFEMAKER

    OK now I understand.
     
  8. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    James,No sweat.:D
     
  9. Drago

    Drago Guest

    I like the looks of this one!
     
  10. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Daniel,Thanks again!:D
     
  11. mwalx30123

    mwalx30123 Guest

    That is a sweet design Rick. Looking forward to the finished product.
     
  12. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Thanks My friend!:D
     
  13. RAGUEL3

    RAGUEL3 Well-Known Member

    Lookin good bud.
     
  14. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    It's the Ragin Cajun!:DHow are You Bro?This design has me thinking factory collaboration,Taking the Superleggera & Taipan balisong protos to the Benchmade booth at Blade this year.Wish me luck!;)
     
  15. RAGUEL3

    RAGUEL3 Well-Known Member

    Have a plan, practice your pitch, and dont sign JACK til you look it over at home bud, the excitement can get to ya,lol.
    They dont always grab on right away, but it pays to be prepared.
     
  16. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Good advise Bro,Thanks.:D
     
  17. acmetsala

    acmetsala Well-Known Member

    very nice design.

    I love it when people reference their inspiration for a particular project, it makes it even more interesting.
     
  18. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    Thanks,Inspirations drive my designs most of the time.It shows thought behind a particular design idea.:D
     
  19. Rick Haney Design

    Rick Haney Design Well-Known Member

    This is the Superleggera in progress,I took some pics to show you all.I was getting some shop time last weekend so I decided to start building it now for the Blade Show debut.I'll take it apart tommorrow so You can get a better look on the inside.:D
     

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  20. mwalx30123

    mwalx30123 Guest

    Looking good Rick!!
     

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