Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Not sure if I should post this here or in the "Custom & Handmade Knives" thread. But here we go: I just finished up designing my first knife and locking mechanism. The lock is a button lock but designed for a manual folding knife (not an auto or assisted knife). This made it a bit tricky and I now see why there are practically no manual button lock knives out there. But I think I've come up with a design that will have a good "detent" leading to a good action and solid lock up. Some basic stats are: Front flipper Custom button lock S35VN steel Full Flat Grind Titanium handles Titanium 3d machined pocket clip (with hidden screws) Titanium button and back spacer Bearings 3-3.25" blade What do you all think? I'm hoping to start prototyping in the next couoke weeks (with aluminum).