Been a while since the last update ....but we've been making solid progress.
I worked most of the Christmas holidays and got the production fixtures made for the CNC machine.
We are doing the knives in batches (most likely around 20 or so) because we had lots of time-consuming and expensive "issues" with products last year.
We figured out the best way to identify any issues early is to do short runs. Right now I am on the first run (actually this is a mini-batch of five or so just to make sure).
Here is what the scales of the Flixx knife look like when cut from Titanium on the water-jet cutter:
Here are some blades straight off the CNC-machine (only the main bevels done so far on these ...some more machining still to go).
Regarding the hardware...
It will all, of course, be titanium.
The screws and stand-offs will be sourced from someone else (most likely from the USA).
The main pivot will be machined ourselves (I sent all the details to my machinist this morning and so these will start soon).
I think that's it for now.
Will update as progress continues (most likely more frequently now that things are starting to happen :-).
To impossibly high standards,