Gamma Doppler Butterfly
This is a custom made Butterfly knife. From start to finish, everything is done by me. For a walk through of the knife's construction, visit the building the butterfly page.
This knife is NOT SHARP. The blade comes rounded off. This is because butterfly/Balisong knives are frequently Illegal. The Blade is made from 440c stainless steel, and the handles from tool (carbon) steel, so if you want to add your own edge to the blade it will hold up, but do so at your own risk.
Everything else works as a proper butterfly knife should. It has a working lock, and freely pivots without wobble. Even butterfly enthusiasts will be surprised by the construction. The offset pivot points and banana handles make this butterfly knife truly one of a kind. The solid steel construction feels hefty and tough in your hands.
After the knife is machined and fitted properly, the handles are gun/cold blued, and the blade painted. The oval shaped handle decorations are 3D printed, painted and glued to the handles.
For the Doppler style, the blade is polished to a shine. Then I clean the surface using metal prep. This helps the paint adhere. Then I marble the surface to create a unique swirl pattern. Then a paint transparent colors in a gradient. A transparent black is sometimes applied to darken the colors. Then when I'm all done, I apply a clear coat of Cerekote to protect everything. Cerekote is durable clear finish commonly used on Firearms. The resulting finish is as durable as they come, about as resilient as a car paint job. It will resist most small scratches. Scratching Rocks, metal or other hard objects will damage the paint However.