I got the gumption to actually try this. Preview:
WARNING: I do not recommend doing this. The amount of force it took to go this far through two quarters is great. Many lockback and liner lock knives WILL FAIL under this kind of stress. (not to mention that many knife blades just won't do this, period)
I took quite a few safety precautions to do this (ie: armored gloves and a borrowed welder's mask).
Here is just the first quarter: