Here's something I threw together today. It's the first knife handle I've made. I wanted a metal free locking folder but I didn't want to pay the $$$ for a custom professionally-made one.
I started with a ceramic knife from DX that came with a big, ugly, heavy handle. Then I bought some 1/8" black nylon 6/6 strip and a pack of 10-24 1/2" nylon screws. Before I started, I didn't know that the screws had plain-colored cores. With the exception of making sure the knife's blade was thinner than 1/8" and making sure that #10 screws are the closest English size to the 5mm hole through the blade, I made no measurements and did everything freehand. I didn't really consider how the knife would look. It just kind of came together as I was making it.
The knife as finished. Total weight: 44g.
The inside layer. I think I did pretty well considering that I wasn't looking at the blade when I marked my cut, which was a total freehand guess. The blade rests on the screw, and doesn't touch the inner layer at all. I used one of the bushings that came in the knife thinned by crushing it in the vice to eliminate lateral play.
Tapping the screw holes. I had to put the clamps that close to prevent the layers coming apart. The nylon material is very tough but also very flexible.
Liner lock, as promised
Next to heinous stock handle
With Victorinox OHT showing size.