Big Chris Folder

Discussion in 'Big Chris Custom Knives' started by Scope2x, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Scope2x

    Scope2x Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2016
    Who else would like to see a Big Chris collaboration folder? Big Chris super steel with a frame lock?
     
  2. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I would really like to make a folder.
    I have on hand most all the materials and hardware needed to put one together.
    It will materialize eventually, I know it.
     
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  3. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Hmm, that got my attention :)
    Thinking about the possibilities...
    folding mini-wolverine with sculpted G10 or micarta scales :)
    That would be an iconic BC folder!
    (please not a flipper).
     
  4. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Definitely won't be a flipper.
    I'm not a fan of flippers myself.
    My idea is for it to be a liner lock with sculpted scales.
    Most likely with a 4" to 4.25" Blade.
    These are the ideas in my head at least.
     
  5. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    So far so good! A good liner lock is a good lock, and I prefer that to a frame lock any day. Easier to operate and you can make the scales from something other than Ti. The handles are a great feature of your knives and that should transfer to a folder. 4-4.25 is a very practical blade length, just as it is in a fixed blade. All of your steels are great and you make a wide range of great blade designs, all of which are top-notch cutters. All of that is why your interest in making a folder got my attention. I think I better start saving now, though :)
     
  6. Fancier

    Fancier Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    I haven't priced custom field grade folders in a while, but normally if you have to ask the price you can't afford it.
    There are a lot of design considerations in a such a knife, and with a 4"+ blade there will be plenty of handle real estate to play with.
    I agree that such a folder should have a handle with the contours and comfort of other Big Chris knives.
     
  7. DavidCAndersen

    DavidCAndersen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 11, 2013
    I third that motion
     
  8. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I am wanting the long blade mostly to have plenty of handle.
    Thinking this over a little more I might start with a handle I want and design a blade that fits.
    Probably still looking at around a 4" blade though.
    You guys might just push me over the hump to build one in the near future.
     
  9. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    :)
    4" blade sounds great to me. I mostly carry a spyderco military unless I am in the office, and even then I prefer a paramil over a shorter blade. For chores, working around the house or farm, doing field work, etc, a 4" blade is noticeably more useful.
    btw, I have been enjoying your pocket fighter - that is a very handy fixed blade. Hmmm.
     
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