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    Sheffield was once the centre of the UK’s knife making industry but this has now declined to the point where only a few master craftsmen remain, although there are people interested in preserving and learning such skills. In this joint research project, contemporary Sheffield knifemaker Grace Horne and multimedia designer Nicola Wood have worked with some of the remaining traditional Sheffield craftsmen and developed learning materials to support those wishing to learn the skills needed to make traditional folding knives.
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    This project is part of Nicola Wood’s wider research involving designing interactive learning resources to record and transmit the expert knowledge of skilled craft practitioners. Whilst on the surface this research deals with issues regarding learning craft skills, on a deeper level it addresses communication problems that can be encountered in many areas of design and reveals methods for unlocking the knowledge of others.
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Friday, May 22

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    Nail nicks: these make the knife easier to open by giving you something to catch hold of on the edge of the blade
    on some folding knives only a little of the blade protrudes from the handle so you need a nick near the edge of the blade to help you pull it open, there is help on how to make one here {i.jpg}
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    not every blade will need one - Grace's knife pictured in the header of this page has a soft opening action and plenty to catch hold of so has no nail nick

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    Scales: the scale material needs to be rigid enough to support the pressure caused by the knife opening and shutting.
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    making a nail nick
    This is one of those little jobs that makes all the difference to your knife if you can make it look tidy!
    you will need a 'slitting disc' that can be clamped in a pillar drill - they are quite brittle so Grace reinforced hers by gluing it to a perspex disc:
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    mark out with masking tape the length you want your nail nick
    put a block underneath to rest your blade on, setting the height of the disc so it is the distance you want the nick to be from the edge of the blade
    then gently work the blade backwards and forwards making sure it remains in contact with the block - you can see Grace doing it here:

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Monday, March 9

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    If you want to make a folding knife…
    The knife design area of this site shows step by step how such a knife can be designed and made. A slip joint folding knife has no locking mechanism, relying on a piece of steel along the spine of the handle to act as a spring and hold the blade open or shut. Making this mechanism work successfully requires a fair amount of planning and precise making, as does designing a knife that looks good when both open and closed.
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    carried out in association withat Sheffield Hallam
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Friday, February 6

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    If you want to make a folding knife…
    The knife design area of this site shows step by step how such a knife can be designed and made. A slip joint folding knife has no locking mechanism, relying on a piece of steel along the spine of the handle to act as a spring and hold the blade open or shut. Making this mechanism work successfully requires a fair amount of planning and precise making, as does designing a knife that looks good when both open and closed.
    This research has been carried out in association with Sheffield Hallam University and has been funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
    Nicola Wood & Grace Horne
    November 2008
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