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  1. lerman

    first batch of Hydra flippers

    thanks alot guy, really appreciate it, i make them per order and i don't take new orders at the moment but send me a PM and i will give all the info.
  2. lerman

    first batch of Hydra flippers

    thanks alot everyone! i really appreciate all the kind words, it does feel like a big step forward for me.
  3. lerman

    first batch of Hydra flippers

    Hello, after two months in the making (one month more then i tought) i finally finished my first batch of Hydra flippers, this was a great challange for me, i'm pleased with the end result but there is always room for improvement. link to the WIP...
  4. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    thanks BrandantR, i enjoy seeing other makers work as well, nice to see how everyone has their own way of doing things.
  5. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    scales are fited after making the back spacers i can finally assemble the knives for the first time, i love this step!
  6. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    thanks thanks guys! pivot rings in my affort to work smarter i have ordered a hole drilling tamplated to be cut via EDM along with the other parts i use the pivot bushing and a pin to position the frame on the tamplate, works like a charm
  7. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    milling the bolster area of a cocobolo rosewood scale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQxyl9qFDg&feature=youtu.be mammoth rosewood zirc LSCF
  8. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    the machining room is clean and ready for work the frames are 5.7mm thick and need to be milled to 1.8mm blades are back from HT 400grams of Ti chips from milling frames of five flippers ready to start working on the scales
  9. lerman

    Are friction folders sellers or novelties?

    :) don't really think i did, it would probably sell better if it was a liner lock anyway.
  10. lerman

    Are friction folders sellers or novelties?

    my friction folder is my best selling model, mostly in europe but also here in israel and in the US, though alot of of the people that buy them would like it to have a lock most of them need it as a legal EDC, i think that it won't sell well if it's trys to be a "tactical" folder but if it's...
  11. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    The frames are back from EDM, let the milling begin!
  12. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    thanks, the EDM doesn't harden the blade at all, it also gives a very good edge finish (can be cleaned with a 320 grit paper) and the adge is exactly 90 degrees. thank you, the holes are done using EDM aswell, i asked the same question about reaming, i did a batch of friction folders last...
  13. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    all ten blades are ready for HT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oksC2iKTY4I
  14. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    sanding the flats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfvMKIe6Q8s
  15. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    grinding the bevels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7NbRAO2KDM
  16. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    cleaning the chamfers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Zor9okAXE
  17. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    chamfering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JONeYw4wlA0
  18. lerman

    Hydra flipper first batch WIP

    Hi, i made the first Hydra proto about a year ago, since then i have made a second proto that i was very pleased with and now it's time to put them into production and start working on the first batch of orders, i will be uploading pics as i go, here are the first two weeks: the frames and...
  19. lerman

    pair of mini Nessmuks

    sorry for taking so long to replay, BrandantR thanks, i don't have any trade secrets :) i used an old tooth brush with black leather dye :) thanks guys ;)
  20. lerman

    friction folders - zirconium & moku-Ti trio

    thanks alot for the kind words guys, glad you like them.
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