The AO-001 represents the very best in performance and precision for knife makers and folding knife customizers. Simple to build and amazingly precise, this flipper knife making kit represents the very best in folding knife kit design and modern knife making materials.
The design of the AO-001 is a pocket-sized fastback knife kit with a modern tanto blade grind. The black G-10 handles on this folding knife kit model are 3D milled and feature an excellent grip texture surface. The modern tanto blade design has a 600 grit satin finish and is made with AUS8 stainless steel. All stainless parts are heat-treated and designed to the tightest tolerances. The opening mechanism is tight and opens the folding knife kit with a "snap", the way it should.
This model can be built as a manual flipper knife, or as an assist, by using (or not using) the supplied mechanism parts. It is fully functional either way. The locking liner design is strong and secure and features serrations on the contact point of the lock bar. It also features a fully-reversible pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry.
The AO-001 folding knife kit model is designed so that a beginner can complete it. But, for advanced makers with skills, this folding knife kit is a case study in high performance opening mechanics. Also, pocket knife kit customizers can use the existing handles as templates for material experimentation. This flipper knife kit comes with all the parts necessary to complete this folding knife, and features a padded gift box to show it off in.
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level I-IV Knife Kit
Mechanism Type : Locking-Liner
Kit Finish: Polished
Blade Steel: AUS8 (Heat/Cryo-Treated)
Blade Finish: 600 Grit Satin
Blade Styles: Modern Tanto Grind w/Thumb Flipper
Blade Length: 2.9 Inches
Closed Length: 4.00 Inches
Overall Length: 7.00 Inches
Liner: Stainless Steel (Heat treated)
Pocket Clip: Included
Backspine: Black G-10
Finished Handles (Black G-10)
(Example kits below are for reference only and may show optional handles and/or pocket clip. These items are sold separately.)