The Western Gentleman Lockback folder kit is a classic single blade, double stainless bolster design. At 5-1/2" inches overall length and 2-1/4" blade length, the blade-to-handle ratio is perfect. This kit offers the builder a top experience in "pin-together" pocket knife construction. And, it also offers a top rate education in modern lockback mechanism design.
The blade comes in AUS-8 stainless steel in a high satin finish. It has been heat treated, cryo-treated and has a 56 Rockwell hardness. All parts are stainless steel in semi-mirror finish, with slight oversizing on the backspine and lock-bar area. This creates the perfect canvas for an excellent decorative filework application, or just a simple sand off. The liners are stainless steel and can be polished to a mirror finish, as well as satin or bead blast. The bolsters are 416 stainless, perfect for engraving.
The Western Gentleman's Lockback kit has a great fit and finish quality. It offers many hours of fun with all types of designer modification potential. Properly built, this kit will produce a treasure of precision and value!
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level III-V
Based on modification desire.
Blade Steel: AUS-8 (heat-treated to RC 56-58)
Bolsters: 416 Stainless
Handle Length: 2.75"
Blade Length: 2.25"
Overall Length: 5.5"
Handle Material: Optional
Pivot: Stainless Steel
Pins: 5/64" (.078) Stainless Steel
Lockbar/Backspine: 416 Stainless Steel
Comes w/Shim Stock
Gift Boxed = Yes
* Handle Scales Optional - Completed kit models displayed on this web site may be modified and are for display only!