The Bobcat Lockback folding knife making kit has a 2-1/2" satin finished, hollow ground blade that is made of AUS-8 steel (with vanadium added). It has been cryogenically treated for additional toughness and edge holding performance and holds a 56-58rc hardness. The bolsters, back-spacers, liners and pins are made of 416 stainless steel for maximum work-ability. This excellent lockback knife kit design is 3-5/8" closed and is 6-3/8" when open. This version is the combo kit. It comes with all of the Bobcat's basic kit parts, plus pre-machined Mahogany knife handle scales to simplify the completion process. Add a touch of proper finishing, and you will create a fabulous folding lockback knife that you'll be proud to own and carry.
Our pre-machined knife handle scales are slightly thicker and larger in diameter than the handle liners that they are designed for. This allows for proper sanding, shaping and artistic embellishment. These are also undrilled to allow for precise placement control and to maximize fastening options. If you do not have a scroll saw to use for creating the required knife handle shape, or you just want to begin from an easier starting point, the combo kit with pre-machined knife handle scales will help you insure that your folding knife kit completion will be smooth and successful. Properly built, this folding lockback knife kit will produce a fantastic pocket knife for everyday use. It has fast lines and excellent lockup and action.
Skill Rating: Level III (Based on modification desired)
Blade Steel: AUS-8 (heat-treated to RC 56-58)
Handle Length: 3.60
Blade Length: 2.75
Handle Material: Optional*
Pivot: Stainless Steel
Bolsters/Lockbar/Backspine: 416 Stainless Steel
Comes with Shim Stock
Handles: Mahogany (Pre-machined, included)