PRESSFIT FASTENER CONCEPT
DEC 8, 2009
This knifes handle is also the component for enclosing the knife when not in use.
By crimping aluminum tubing, a 1 axis pivot is made. Depending on the pressure of the jig required to produce these joints, it can be specified as a fastener or a pivot.
The handles/arms stop when extended at 180 degrees, and when swiveled to the closed position, the arms expand slightly and snap and lock itself to the outward prongs to avoid accidental openings.