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Small serpentine two blade jack

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by ken erickson, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. ken erickson

    ken erickson

    Aug 27, 2004
    I finished up this small serpentine jack for a customer (with his permission and encouragement) thought I would share some pictures along with a few comments on building this knife.

    My customer wanted a small "Texas Jack" and asked if I could design the pattern with sunken joints as this knife will be carried in dress slacks often. I was concerned with the overall knife also being slender, not blocky. I guess I would say the joints are "half sunk" as you can just barely feel the run-up on the blades. We also went with rounded bolsters versus square bolsters.I was able to keep the overall width to .445. The blade stock on the master is .090 and secondary .068.This was accomplished with my surface grinder. I also like to keep the pen blade on the mark side keeping it low in the frame. Overall I think the look and feel work well for a knife that is only 3 1/8 closed length. Thanks for looking!

    3 1/8 closed
    CPM154Cm blades and springs
    Long pull master, standard pull on secondary
    410 integral frame/bolsters
    Rounded bolsters
    Pinned shield
    Extension spring for pen blade

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2010
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  2. mhawg


    Jan 10, 2003
    Wow, Ken, I think you're getting the hang of this! Absolutely beautiful.
  3. 4ever3


    Mar 28, 2007
    That's a little beauty Ken! I would say you nailed it :thumbup:
  4. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    That's sooo very very NICE!!
  5. jivedaddy


    Dec 20, 2002
    Very nice Ken-I can see that in my pocket:D
  6. cnas122


    Mar 23, 2008
    Ken, happy 1000!!!!!
  7. RobbW

    RobbW Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Outta the ballpark! Outstanding.
  8. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    That knife is so beautiful it makes me weep!:eek:
    The proportions are just exquisite! Could a knife be more thoughtfully designed and executed??
    You're up there with the big boys little Kenny!!:D

    And also, what nastyman said; Happy 1000th post!:thumbup:
  9. JAB


    Dec 13, 2005
    Wow, everytime time you post a new one I keep thinking to myself "How can it possibly get any better?" - then you go and post something like this!:thumbup::thumbup:
  10. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    Wonderful knife, everything comes together beautifully.
  11. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Congrats on the knife

    And on the 1K!
  12. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    This is astonishing. When I close my eyes and think of the perfect pocketknife, this is it. Thanks a million for posting. :thumbup:

    I know Mr. Bose is worshiped around here - and for good reason. But I sure wish Case would license and produce a version of this one.
  13. 338375


    Nov 4, 2006

    I think Charlie said it all... That is an incredible knife. I have been edc'n a Case redbone 62087 serp (40-64) off and on for awhile, and the pattern has really grown on me.
    I was really happy with it until I saw the pics of this one :D
    Congrats to you and the new owner
  14. MattWRog

    MattWRog Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Very fine, what a gem.
  15. thawk


    Oct 28, 2006
    I really like everything about that pocket knife.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
  16. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Ya' think ? :)

    What he said.

  17. texasflyfisher


    Aug 17, 2007
    :thumbup: That's exactly what I was thinking. And I don't cry ... often.
  18. wagglebee


    Jun 6, 2009
    Ken I love that! :thumbup: Whoever is getting it is going to be really happy.
  19. KnifeHead

    KnifeHead I'm bad, I'm nationwide Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 5, 2006
    Sweet little knife, Ken, and the pix are great too. :thumbup::cool:
  20. Cheeseburger


    Jun 21, 2007
    This one pushes every one of my buttons. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

    I have one question. You mention that the pen blade has an extension spring. What does that mean?

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