Level 1 Kit
A Level 1 kit is major metal parts only with some holes located. No small hardware is included. This kit will require a fair amount of precision fitting and finishing. Basically, it is the handle material and blade material waterjet cut to size.
Ti .156" thick sandwich style handles - 4 pieces
width at narrowest part is approximately .4"
Holes located for pivots. Holes are not located for latch or spacers to allow maximum flexibility in appearance.
Latch and handle spacer wedges are included in Ti
The 440c is over thick and will need to be cleaned up down to approximately .125"
This kit will give you the basic metal of a Bali Flipper. You will need to drill out the pivot holes and supply the pivots and washers. We have bali style pivots available here. We designed for .015" thick washers. You can change that to your preference of course.
You will need to locate and drill for the handle spacers.
You will need to locate, drill and fit the latch.
The blade is only profiled with the pivot and tang pin holes located. You will need drill to size and press in your tang pins.
This is a great kit for the experienced knife maker.
TIP: I have included a couple additional pictures of this kit in finished form. I had to add some pivots, bushings, washers. I used some round spacers instead of the little block of titanium. The blade is really over sized and I reprofiled it quite a bit. This one weighed in at 4.2ounces when it was done.