balisong building help needed
I am looking try something a bit different this year in the way of building a balisong. If I can get the level of quality I am looking for it will be a gift to one of my Lts that is deploying to Kuwait for a second tour. With this in mind I don't really want to make traditional balisong shaped knife but want to try some different shaped handles.
I made a couple paper models and will start on the wood models next week but the bottom line is I have never made one and don't know what to consider or the pin sizes needed nor the spacing. Actually I have many more questions too and hope someone that has made several of the balisong will chime in here.
All I wanted to do when I started this crazyness was build a knife better than I can buy. Now I have to think like an evil scientist and huddle in my dark lab doing millions of esoteric calculations to squeeze that last ounce of performance out of my diabolical inventions.