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New 3.3" flipper, s35vn with G10 scales

Discussion in 'For Sale: Folders' started by North Arm Knives, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
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    My Dad and I have been making knives in BC, Canada since 2013. Until now we've only done fixed blade kitchen and outdoor knives. We are excited to say, we've developed our first folding model! We wanted to design a simple, affordable (relatively), yet high performance edc folder. The Skaha, as we've named it, is a flipper with a 3.3" blade, G10 scales and our version of a "liner lock". Instead of a full liner, we inset a stainless lockbar into the G10 handle. This cuts down significantly on weight and works the same as a traditional liner lock, and looks pretty sleek too. The only part of this knife we aren't making completely ourselves (besides small hardware), is the pocket clip.


    We mill our knives on a CNC mill and then do many hand finishing steps before and after heat treat. You will notice we leave the milling lines on the bevels on most knives because it looks neat, doesn't affect performance and reduces cost to both us and the end user. Anyway, enough talk. here are the specs and photos! For additional info, photos, or to purchase a knife visit the website or PM me :)


    Knives are basically ship ready. We are sending orders out within a couple of days at the moment.


    website price is $199 Canadian or approximately $155 USD after the conversion. Shipping will be added on top of this for all customers and Canadians will have to pay tax (varies depending on province).


    If you are in the US and decide to send a paypal payment, cost is $170 USD shipped CONUS (make it a "goods" payment, not "gift") Use [email protected]


    blade: cpm s35vn @59-61 HRC
    scales: g10 (black, red, purple, tan or dayglo yellow
    lock bar: spring tempered s35vn @~47 HRC
    bearings, stop pin, washers: 440C @ 59-60 HRC
    pocket clip: hardened 420 stainless
    pivot pin: hardened 416 stainless
    all other hardware: 18-8 stainless
    blade length: 3.3" (8.38cm)
    closed length: 4.4" (11.18cm)
    open length: 7.75" (19.7cm)
    blade thickness at pivot: .1" (2.5mm)
    total weight:3.1 oz (90g)
    edge angle: 25° inclusive


    pocket clip is designed for tip up carry and is not re-positionable.

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    questions and comments welcome!

    EDIT: some of you asked for a quick video showing the knife in action and a few different angles. Here is just a rough video to give you an idea. When we have more time we'll do a better one!

    [youtube]9kIbYZuhV5E[/youtube]
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  2. sropedia

    sropedia

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    Jan 27, 2016
    Any way you could post a link to a video of one of these? They look pretty sweet

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  3. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Thanks! Yes we are planning to put a quick video up asap. Just haven't had time. I'll aim for monday or tuesday. Just to show how it flips etc.
     
  4. sropedia

    sropedia

    34
    Jan 27, 2016
    Sounds good, second question: can you guys make these in other stabilized materials other than g10?

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  5. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Possibly in micarta. But we would have to do a bunch of strength tests first. Probably not somethin we'll be doing anytime soon because we hav a lot of other stuff on the go! I wouldn't want to make them in anything that isn't reinforced with fibre of some sort. The G10 is actually the frame of the knife with this design so it has to be very tough
     
  6. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    tempting, how much is shipment to Holland?
     
  7. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Thanks! I don't know off the top of my head. Probably in the $30-40 CAD range. What is your postal/zip code. I can give you and exact idea. PM me if you prefer
     
  8. CapitalizedLiving

    CapitalizedLiving

    Dec 1, 2007
    Very nice. I love nested liners and the sleek look. I'll bet those are very comfortable users.
     
  9. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Thank you!
     
  10. Frank Niro

    Frank Niro

    Sep 10, 2000
    I think it's a great looking folder in a good size and at a terrific price ! I am a maker but always enjoy good work! The very best of success on this one. From what I see I hope you get all the sales you want!
    Frank
    I wondered where you were in the past while! It was worth missing you to see you come up with this one.
     
  11. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Thank you for the kind words Frank! Always means a lot coming from another maker.

    We were definitely neglecting the forums and social media a bit since we started design on this in august. We have to stop developing new models in the last quarter. Done that that past two years and it's been too hectic with christmas sales and so on. Spring would be a better time :rolleyes:
     
  12. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    These folders are winners!
    Will you offer a tanto blade?
    rolf
     
  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    These folders look like a nice size and shape. Got one ine red to see what you guys came up with. Exchange rate doesn't hurt either.
     
  14. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Thanks Rolf! Glad you like them. I doubt we will be doing a tanto version of this model. Possibly on a future folder, but I can't promise anything!
     
  15. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    For those who were asking. Here is a quick video showing the knife from a few different angles, as well as the action. Sorry for the audio quality, this was filmed on a cell phone. We are really busy right now so this had to be done quickly. When I have more time I will put together a better, more in-depth video.

    [youtube]9kIbYZuhV5E[/youtube]
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  16. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks!
    A traditional tanto, with the curved point, would be nice.
     
  17. vilePossum

    vilePossum

    Jan 14, 2015
    Very nice, like the lines and the overall design. Wish you all the best for your future business. Maybe if some folks get together for a shipment to Europe we could reduce the shipping costs in the future.

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  18. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Thanks! We've had a few Australians co-ordinate together to do the same thing. I hope it works out.
     
  19. asd7299

    asd7299

    5
    Mar 12, 2016
    reversible clip for left hander's in the future? if so sign me up.

    Craig
     
  20. North Arm Knives

    North Arm Knives

    527
    Jan 9, 2014
    Possibly, but not in the near future. The knife actually sits in a left pocket nicely as is. It also deploys naturally from the left.
     

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