I’ve waited the contouring of all the knives of this first Utopia batch to share with you what’s different with this new model, the bolster shaping is one of the most sensitive step in the build, the action mechanism is so close to the surface that’s too easy to grind through and ruin the whole knife, figure that I have to reproduce the mechanism section area on the front of the bolsters to have a visual indication about how close I am to screw it all😂 But I wasn’t completely happy with the thikness of my knives, so In the past year I’ve redesigned my #hiddenpivotflippingbolster mechanism to make it thinner, now I can contain the trigger mechanism within 0.133 inches and belive me It wasnt easy, but the Utopia is now slimmer than my previous Comanche model! I’ve introduced other minor changes too, for example the bolster shape has been slightly changed over the prototype to improve the action, the spring geometry is now different so the opening action is more fluid and the blade retention in closed position is much more effective (thank you @stanwilsonknives for the tips!) and those are just the most evident changes. Took me a lot of time to redesign everything and now the build is even trickier than before, but I’m really happy with the result and hope you can appreciate it too🔪
Also want to thanks all the people that spent a bit of their time to watch my previous Utopia video, never dreamed of such a warm welcome.
P.S: The Utopia in the video is not finished! .
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