Taipan Balisong G-10 Proto mockup

Rick Haney Design

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My love for the balisong has me thinking about making more balis in the future.I've been making a few Krakens here & there,But I feel I need to make some more bali designs I've been sitting on for too long.

This is my Taipan balisong design,before I started designing on CAD,I mockuped my folder designs in G-10.It's dirty from sitting in a drawer for 2 years.

Just want to get some feed back on whether this design should be latch or latchless,All ti handles?I'm bringing this design out of mothballs,So help me get this ball rollin!I'll post the current CAD drawing too.
 

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Rick Haney Design

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This is my current vision of the Taipan on CAD.
You can see from the drawing I'm using a 1/8" internal stop pin configuration,I'm making the first proto to see how it manipulates compared to a external pin location.This is what makes CAD so valuable when You are designing moving parts,You can check many aspects & relationships of different parts in your design.Hope you like it.Feed back is welcome. :D
 

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mcahron

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Love the internal stop pins.great idea!Good design too.Please dont stop using your dremel/rotary tool and sart using the grinder.Those grinds are not only awesome but are a trademark unlike any others out there.
 

Rick Haney Design

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Love the internal stop pins.great idea!Good design too.Please dont stop using your dremel/rotary tool and sart using the grinder.Those grinds are not only awesome but are a trademark unlike any others out there.
mcahron,Thanks for the compliment!The internal stop pin on a bali has been done before by several bali makers in the past.I thought I would give it a try since my current folders use the same setup but with 3/16" pins.I'll continue to carve some blades for limited edition dress tacticals,But to be able to finally offer hand ground blades will enable me to make more knives,compared to the time & effort to carve my blades.:D
 

Rick Haney Design

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Ok Guys & Gals,Been working the CAD drawing,Concentrating on the little details that help the overall look & function.

I repositioned the clip ever so slightly to line up with the backspacer screws.I shortened the bite handle backspacer & screw location.

I decided the rear tang of the blade would look cool contouring the handle pivot when in the closed position.

This looks like I'm pretty well finished with the drawing now.

How thick of Ti should the handles be?The blade thickness will be .150 to .187,That way I can evaluate the balance with both blade thicknesses when I prototype this design.CPM 154 blade w/ stone washed finish,Thick Ti handles with milled grooves w/ orangepeel finish,Ti carry clip & latch.Internal stop pin setup,AKS 3/16" pivots,PB washers. :D
 

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Rick Haney Design

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Frstr8,Thanks.A fellow bali maker Ben Cordoso made a suggestion that He thought a dagger/spearpoint might fit in the handles,I tweaked the drawing to also fit a dagger blade.Thanks Ben!2thumbs

Now to decide if I want to do both styles!:confused:
 

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Frstr8

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Frstr8,Thanks.A fellow bali maker Ben Cordoso made a suggestion that He thought a dagger/spearpoint might fit in the handles,I tweaked the drawing to also fit a dagger blade.Thanks Ben!2thumbs

Now to decide if I want to do both styles!:confused:
Ben has a good eye. I like both designs equally. How deep are the grooves in the handle going to be?
 
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Droopdog666

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thats a really nice design. cant wait to see the finished product
 

Twinbalis

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Is it my imagination or do those stop pins look like they are backwards?
Meaning the balisong would not operate properly?
 

Frstr8

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Droopdog666,Thanks.

Raguel3,Thanks,Bro!:D

Twinsbali,Slots in the blade,Pin in the handle.:D
That's why they are on the outside when open and the inside when closed. At least that's how I figured out the slots were in the Blade.
 
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