Foldable Knife

Babel_FoldableKnife

SUMMARY

This is a folding knife design for disposable Stanley style blades.
Its a hybrid between a friction folder and a flipper.
Designed for the UK so no lock, but is very stable in the open or closed position.

100% printable, the bolt best at 0.12mm layer height and all other parts at 0.2mm layer height.
Its been designed to print so easily, no support, no rafts, no brims. Very lightweight but also rugged design.

Download Size 2.0 MB

PRINT SETTINGS

QUALIFICATION

Material:
Print time:
Resolution:

PLA

2h 40m

0.15mm

The design prints well.

TESTING METHOD

Nozzle size:
Rafts:
Supports:
Infill:
Print Size:

0.4 mm

No

No

30%

Kept the knife on my person for hiking, camping and household use.

TESTING NOTES

Material used:

37 g

Knife folded away safely and the tension bolt kept the knife secure. Using the knife felt safe, grip was comfortable, blade was easy to replace.

Printer test:

Prusa MK3s

PRINT NOTES

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

This is design is made up of six parts. No support required.
No stringing detected on tested settings.
Item printed as expected with no problems to report.

What files or other parts do I need to print this?

Supplied STL files ; standard utility blade

Assembly instructions

The design requires assembly please see pictures for step by step instructions.

Original Credit:

This Version:

Thingiverse User: Tacblades

Licence:

Creative Commons (4.0 International License)
Attribution