I would like to answer some of your comments about the Bolster-Lock. I came up with the idea some time last year after seeing a lot of makers improving on locks and making up new locks. For some reasons the liner lock has gotten a bad rep, which it doesn't deserve. It has served us well and no matter how much you complain about it, makers are going to continue to use it. At the same time last year, Pat Crawford and myself were talking about a collaboration to utilize this lock. All I have done, in my opinion, is make a better mouse trap. Using the Bolster-Lock allows the maker to put whatever handle material he/she feels like and still maintain a thin knife with a heavy lock. Also, the handle material prevents the user to overstress the lock when closing the blade. As a matter of fact, making this type of frame is more time consuming and difficult than a so called integral lock. There is a lot more milling and removal of titanium than on ordinary knives. Anyone that has worked with titanium how much of a headache this is.
As for Michael Walker, I have always given him credit for "improving" the liner lock. As for Chris Reeve I have always given him respect and credit for "popularizing" a heavy liner lock.
And for you Corduroy: What "shoulder" are you talking about? There is nothing wrong with the knife in the picture.