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 ATTENTION: The next Moon Knives Monthly Sale will be this coming Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 1pm EST.  I will have both Mk6s and Mk10s.   

 

If you have any questions about options, please feel free to email us at support@willmooncustomknives.com.

 

For additional information, we've got an extensive library of videos on YouTube , maintain a regular blog site and have a lot of background material on Facebok.


Mark 6 Specs

Overview:

Shown above are a number of sample Mark 6 knives.  The following is a general summary of the technical specs of the Moon Mark 6 knife.  When listed in our store for purchase, each knife will be listed with a set of images for that particular knife and with an "as built" statement detailing exact build characteristics.  

The Moon Mark 6 is a full-sized, four inch bolster lock.  Using a thick stock blade and titanium bolster lock, the Mark 6 is rugged to the extreme, yet light and slim enough for every day pocket carry.  Thanks to its weight-efficient tapered frame, the Mark 6 sits well in the pocket and hand and is comfortable for extended carry and cutting tasks.  

The Mark 6 utilizes a captive thrust bearing system in conjunction with its tang flipper for lightning-fast one handed deployment and ease of maintenance.  The knife's rugged 3/16ths inch pivot and internal stop pin lend the knife a clean aesthetic and match well with the knife's futuristic lines.  

The knife uses a solid G10 backspacer, which is available in a variety of different colors, and will accept a lanyard to aid in extraction from the pocket.  The knives come standard with heavy-duty G10 pocket clips (billet titanium pocket clips are available) and your choice of handle scale and material.  The knives will also accept a variety of different blade shapes, which are available in your choice of finish.  

Specifications: 

  • Blade Length: 4 inches
  • Blade Height: 1 inch
  • Overall Open Length: 9.5 inches
  • Closed Length: 5.5 inches
  • Weight: Between 5.5 ounces and 7 ounces (Depending on blade and handle options selected)
  • Blade Thickness: .1875 inches
  • Lockbar Thickness: .25 inches
  • Handle Thickness: .72 inches at the Bolster, tapers to .56 inches at the Pocket Clip
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V/Grade 5 Titanium
  • Blade Material: CPM-154 or CPM-S30V

Bolster lock: 

The Mark 6 utilizes an efficient bolster lock.  This locking mechanism combines the best of both framelock and liner lock mechanisms.  Framelocks by nature are heavy, utilizing thick stock titanium to gain strength in the lockbar, but they allow the user to place their hand on the lock, preventing the lock from being released during use.  
 
Linerlocks are generally more comfortable in the hand and lighter than framelocks, but can leave brute strength to be desired.  The Mark 6's bolsterlock combines the best of both worlds without any of the drawbacks, as it utilizes a thick quarter inch lock, which is milled below the bolster to accept a scale overlay.  This creates a light, comfortable handle which prevents lockbar overtravel but still allows for a strong, durable lock.
 

Thrust Bearings: 

The Mark 6 is equiped with thrust bearings for fast and easy opening without wrist movement.  While there are many ways of installing ball bearings into knives for quick opening, thrust bearings are captive and allow the knife to be easily serviced.  There are no loose bearings to lose, and thrust bearings are far more tolerant of dirt and debris than other bearing systems.  Combined with the flipper on the tang on the blade for ambidextrious opening, the thrust bearings in the Mark 6 make the knife one of the fastest opening knives on the market.
 
NOTE: THE THRUST BEARING SYSTEM ON THE MARK 6 IS DESIGNED TO RUN DRY AND REQUIRES NO LUBRICATION.

Tapered Frames: 

The Mark 6 carries suprisingly well for a full sized, four inch knife, due primarily to it's tapered frames.  As with all Moon folding knives, the frames of the Mark 6 taper distally, becoming thinner as they approach the end of the knife by about 1.408 degrees.  This allows the Mark 6 to more efficiently utilize pocket space and weight, making the knife feel much thinner and much lighter in both the pocket and in hand.  Even with the taper, the Mark 6 has a full quarter inch thick lock bar.  
 
The Mark 6 is all about efficiency, making the most of limited space and weight, and the tapered frames allow the Mark 6 to achieve this goal.

Mark 7 Specs

Overview:

Shown above are a number of sample Mark 7 knives.  The following is a general summary of the technical specs of the Moon Mark 7 knife.  When listed in our store for purchase, each knife will be listed with a set of images for that particular knife and with an "as built" statement detailing exact build characteristics.  

The Moon Mark 7 is a mid-sized, 3.5 inch utility frame-lock.  If you order one of these, you will receive a one of a kind, unique piece of art built on a Mark 7 frame and based on Will's own sense of design style and creativity.  The options, inlays, colors, materials and choices for these knives far exceed anything we could offer on a regular basis through our "Custom" series of knives as some of the materials are only seasonally or rarely available.  Each Mark 7 will be a unique, hand designed and crafted knife and will be sure to delight.  

Utilizing a slim and lightweight frame and blade, the Mark 7 offers excellent utility in a compact, stylish package, light and thin enough to comfortably carry in any situation. 

The Mark 7 utilizes a captive thrust bearing system in conjunction with its tang flipper for lightning-fast one handed deployment and ease of maintenance.  The knife's rugged 3/16ths inch pivot and internal stop pin lend the knife a clean aesthetic and match well with the knife's futuristic lines.  

The knife uses a solid billet titanium backspacer, which along with billet titanium pocket clips are included standard with every knife.  The knives will also accept a variety of different blade shapes.

Specifications: 

  • Blade Length: 3.5 inches
  • Blade Height: 1 inch
  • Overall Open Length: 8.5 inches
  • Closed Length: 5 inches
  • Weight: 4.5- 5.0 ounces (Depending on blade and handle options)
  • Blade Thickness: .125 inches
  • Lockbar Thickness: .2 inches
  • Handle Thickness: .56" at the Bolster, tapers to .39" at the Pocket Clip
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V/Grade 5 Titanium
  • Spacer Material: 6Al4V/Grade 5 Titanium
  • Pocket Clip Material: 6AL4V/Grade 5 Titanium
  • Blade Material: CPM-154 

IO-Stop: 

The Moon IO-Stop is a new over-travel prevention method.  IO-Stop stands for "Integral Over-travel" Stop.  The over-travel prevention mechanism is machined into the titanium frame-lock, doing away for the need for additional parts and aesthetically unpleasing hardware on the outside of the knife, or needlessly complex mechanisms inside the knife.  The IO-Stop is a simple, effective and mechanically elegant solution to the age-old problem of hyperextension damage, and it's just plain cool.

Thrust Bearings: 

The Mark 7 is equipped with thrust bearings for fast and easy opening without wrist movement.  While there are many ways of installing ball bearings into knives for quick opening, thrust bearings are captive and allow the knife to be easily serviced.  There are no loose bearings to lose, and thrust bearings are far more tolerant of dirt and debris than other bearing systems.  Combined with the flipper on the tang on the blade for ambidextrous opening, the thrust bearings in the Mark 7 make the knife one of the fastest opening knives on the market.

NOTE: The thrust bearing system on the Mark 7 is designed to run dry and requires no lubrication.

Tapered Frames: 

The Mark 7 is a slim, light, and comfortable carry knife made even more comfortable with the utilization of tapered frames.  As with all Moon folding knives, the frames of the Mark 7 taper distally, becoming thinner as they approach the end of the knife by about 1.408 degrees.  This allows the Mark 7 to more efficiently utilize pocket space and weight, making the knife feel much thinner and much lighter in both the pocket and in hand.  Even with the taper, the Mark 7 has a full .2" inch thick lock bar.  

The Mark 7 is all about efficiency, making the most of limited space and weight, and the tapered frames allow the Mark 7 to achieve this goal.

Mark 10 Specs

Overview:

Shown above are a number of sample Mark 10 knives.  The following is a general summary of the technical specs of the Moon Mark 10 knife.  When listed in our store for purchase, each knife will be listed with a set of images for that particular knife and with an "as built" statement detailing exact build characteristics.  

The Moon Mark 10 Tactical Bolster-lock is a full-sized, tactical four inch "double" bolster-lock.  Designed from the ground up to be the best Moon tactical blade to date, the Mark 10 excells as a self defense blade.  The blade cants forward slightly, bringing the apex of the cutting edge in line with the user's wrist, making slash cuts more fluid and natural.  The flipper tab is slightly shorter to make the knife less prone to snagging during pocket extraction, and grip serrations are found all over the knife to make sure the knife is held securely in the user's grasp.  The Mark 10's integral rear bolsters allow for non-lethal strikes while the knife is closed.  The integral construction along with the re-inforced spine on the billet titanium frame will stand up to even the hardest impacts.  Additionally, ergonomic enhancements found throughout the knife speed the knife's deployment from pocket to action, making this the fastest Moon knife ever made.

While the Mark 10 was designed to be a tactical blade, it can also function well in the utlity role.  Slightly beefier than it's predicessor, the Mark 6 Bolster-lock, the Mark 10 Tactical Bolster-lock incorperates a slightly taller blade profile than the earlier Mark 6.  This lends the knife slightly better sheering characteristics for spreading material.  The Mark 10 also features a shrouded scale system that protects the knife's scales from everyday wear and tear and allows for quick interchangability of scales if need be.  The knife has a modular billet G10 pocket clip, which is scratch resistant, light and almost indestructable.  Current models are shipping with corrugated pocket clips for additional grip during the pocket extraction process.

 Using a thick stock blade and a titanium bolster lock, the Mark 10 is rugged to the extreme, yet light and slim enough for every day pocket carry.  Thanks to its weight-efficient tapered frame, the Mark 10 sits well in the pocket and hand and is comfortable for extended carry and cutting tasks.  

The Mark 10 utilizes a captive thrust bearing system in conjunction with its tang flipper for lightning-fast one handed deployment and ease of maintenance.  The knife's rugged 3/16ths inch pivot and internal stop pin lend the knife a clean aesthetic and match well with the knife's futuristic lines.  

The knife uses a solid G10 backspacer, which is available in a variety of different colors, and will accept a lanyard to aid in extraction from the pocket.  The knives come standard with a heavy-duty G10 pocket clips and feature a variety of handle scale and material as well as blade shapes. 

Specifications: 

  • Blade Length: 4 inches
  • Blade Height: 1.2 inch
  • Overall Open Length: 9.5 inches
  • Closed Length: 5.5 inches
  • Weight: Between 5.5 ounces and 7.5 ounces (Depending on blade and handle options)
  • Blade Thickness: .1875 inches
  • Lockbar Thickness: .25 inches
  • Lockbar Face: Tungsten-Carbide coated
  • Handle Thickness: .72 inches at the Bolster, tapers to .52 inches at the Pocket Clip (not including the clip)
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V/Grade 5 Titanium
  • Blade Material: CPM-154 or CPM-S30V
  • Spacer Material: G10
  • Pocket Clip Material: G10

Bolster lock: 

The Mark 10 utilizes an efficient bolster lock.  This locking mechanism combines the best of both framelock and liner lock mechanisms.  Framelocks by nature are heavy, utilizing thick stock titanium to gain strength in the lockbar, but they allow the user to place their hand on the lock, preventing the lock from being released during use.  
 
Linerlocks are generally more comfortable in the hand and lighter than framelocks, but can leave brute strength to be desired.  The Mark 10's bolsterlock combines the best of both worlds without any of the drawbacks, as it utilizes a thick quarter inch lock, which is milled below the bolster to accept a scale overlay.  This creates a light, comfortable handle which prevents lockbar overtravel but still allows for a strong, durable lock.
 

Thrust Bearings: 

The Mark 10 is equiped with thrust bearings for fast and easy opening without wrist movement.  While there are many ways of installing ball bearings into knives for quick opening, thrust bearings are captive and allow the knife to be easily serviced.  There are no loose bearings to lose, and thrust bearings are far more tolerant of dirt and debris than other bearing systems.  Combined with the flipper on the tang on the blade for ambidextrious opening, the thrust bearings in the Mark 10 make the knife one of the fastest opening knives on the market.
 
NOTE: THE THRUST BEARING SYSTEM ON THE MARK 10 IS DESIGNED TO RUN DRY AND REQUIRES NO LUBRICATION.

Tapered Frames: 

The Mark 10 carries suprisingly well for a full sized, four inch knife, due primarily to it's tapered frames.  As with all Moon folding knives, the frames of the Mark 10 taper distally, becoming thinner as they approach the end of the knife by about 1.408 degrees.  This allows the Mark 10 to more efficiently utilize pocket space and weight, making the knife feel much thinner and much lighter in both the pocket and in hand.  Even with the taper, the Mark 10 has a full quarter inch thick lock bar.  
 

Double Bolster:

The Mark 10 features a double bolster design with both a forward and rear bolster.  The spine of the Mark 10 features a solid stock of Ti interconnect the bolsters.  This arrangement provides an unprecedented level of strength in the frame and makes for one solid knife.

 

Chamfered Frame with Tactical Grips:

The Mark 10's frame, blade and pocket clip feature chamfered edges giving the knife a distinctive tactical look and feel.  Additionally, both the top and the bottom of the knife's frame as well as the blade and pocket clip feature a generous and highly functional array of tactile grips to assist in the use and deployment of the knife under all conditions.

Current Inventory

The Standard base models are 625$ and include basic finishes and handle materials, as well as some additions like anodization work.  Premium knives are 750$ and include more time consuming finishes, mill work and labor intensive features.  Elite knives represent the pinnacle of our product line and feature the very best finishes and materials available and are priced starting at 859$.

 


 

ORDERING PROCESS:

Will Moon Custom Knives is dedicated to the creation of high quality, technically advanced custom tactical, utility and collectable knives.  To order a knife in the Monthly Sale, simply select which knife you'd like and then add the knife to your cart and checkout.  The Monthly Sale consists of knives ready to ship, so there is no waiting period to have your knife made.  Knives will ship within two business days after receipt of payment.

More details about each knife can be accessed by select the knives image.  At the top of each knife detail page, we've include one or more images of the knife so that you can have a better feel for what the knife looks like. 

Please read and fully understand our Shipping, Return and Warranty policies before placing your order.

 

Our Current Inventory


 

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Zero Tolerance 0888

 
 
$1,295.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
* Yes

Zero Tolerance 0888 M390

 
 
$1,295.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
* Yes

Mark 7-26 Elite

 
 
$1,050.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
* Yes

Mark 6-17 Elite

 
 
$900.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
* Yes

Mark 7-31 Premium

 
 
$750.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
* Yes

Benchmade 710-141 Gold Class

 
 
$510.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
* Yes

LensLight KO Strider Edition

 
 
$475.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Matt Martin Custom Nichols Moku-Ti Pen (#2)

 
 
$425.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Hidetoshi Nakayama Steel Bolt Action Custom Pen

 
 
$375.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

TAD Gear LensLight Mini

 
 
$325.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Spyderco Military Titanium Moon Mod

 
 
$300.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Spyderco Mehr K2 Moon Mod

 
 
$300.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Benchmade 51 Morpho Moon Mod

 
 
$300.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Matt Martin Custom Zirconium and Ironwood Pen

 
 
$295.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

TAD Gear LensLight Mini Aluminum (Tan)

 
 
$159.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rick Hinderer Steel Flame Investigator Pen (Copper)

 
 
$125.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
   

Shipping, Return & Warranty

SHIPPING POLICY:

For all knives sold during Monthly Sales, shipping usually occurs on the next business day, however in certain rare occasions it may take up to three business days for shipment.  For knives sold outside of Monthly Sales, please allow for up to five business days for shipment.  For all international sales, please allow up to five business days for shipments (some knives need to have special attention paid to pivot tightening and other export related information made up for the shipment, hence why we ask for a little extra time).  


We only ship to US and Canadian Addresses.  If you are an international buyer, you may still order from us, but you must have a US or Canadian shipping address for us to send the knife to.  There are a variety of knife-related forwarding services who will gladly forward your knife to you, if you cannot locate one, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with our favorite exporter.  

This policy also applies to ALL warranty work -- without exception.  If you are an international customer and require warranty work, you must have a return address that is either in the US or Canada to receive work.  If you ship us a knife for warranty work without a proper return address, you will be responsible for the cost of return shipping.

We ship all of our knives insured, via USPS and recommend to all our customers to do the same when returning a knife to us for warranty work. 

Please note that the Buyer is responsible for all taxes, customs, tariffs and duties.  


RETURN POLICY:

We have a no questions asked return policy on all our knives for the first 48 hours after receipt.  If you intend to return a knife, you will need to notify us within the 48 hour window and return your knife in 'like new condition' for a no hassle full refund.  We must recieve your knife within 5 business days; even if you notify us of a return, if you do not return the knife within one business week, the knife will be returned to you and a refund will not be issued.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  We do not accept returns on international purchases.  


 Absolutely no returns will be accepted after the 48 hour window has expired.  


 

SUPPORT and WARRANTY POLICY:

We stand behind our knives 100% and provide a written warranty to our customers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 I wanted to take a quick moment and address some of the questions that keep popping up, hopefully this will help to kill several birds with one artillery shell.  Below are questions asked by customers, the answers to which I believe will be beneficial for everyone to read:

1. "I'd like to purchase a knife from you and have it customized to my tastes afterward.  Do you offer this service" - No, all knives listed on my website are sold as-is, once the loctite has set, I've sharpened the knife and lubricated it, it's not only a pain to take the knife back apart, it can be dangerous.  I'm often asked if I'll polish sharpened blades or change anodization colors, but once the knife has been sharpened or finished these can be major overhauls and messing with sharpened blades is very hazardous.  That's why I do not alter knives once they have been made.  

2. "I have one of your knives that I bought on the secondary market, but I'd like to change the scales on it.  Can I send it to you to have parts changed?" - Generally no, however the new Mk10 design utilizes easily changed drop in scale replacements. During sales I will occasionally allow custom ordering of Mk10 scales that are drop in.

3. "I have a Mk6, Mk7 or Mk12 with a G10 pocket clip.  Can I buy a Ti pocket clip?" - Yes, I usually keep spares on hand and billet Ti pocket clips are available for 45$ with a blasted finish, 55$ anodized to the color of your choice.  Please email me for purchasing.

4. "Will you ship to... *insert country here*?" - Generally no, I really hate shipping internationally because not only is it slow and expensive, it can be a real liability when it comes to customs and import laws of knives.  If you have an exporter or contact in the US who is willing to forward your knife to you abroad, please enter their address into the checkout when you purchase your knife.  Thanks to the wonderful relationship the US shares with our northern neighbors in Canada, however, I can ship directly to Canadian customers.

5. "I need to sharpen my knife.  What's the best way to do it?" - Some blade shapes take well to the various sharpening systems that are available and some don't.  I have found that compound blades generally hate to be sharpened on Wicked Edges and Edge Pro Apex sharpeners.  I sharpen my knives freehand, I've found this is generally the best way to sharpen a variety of different blade shapes.  If you lack the skill to freehand sharpen your Moon knife, please contact me, I am perfectly happy to sharpen your knife for the cost of return shipping (so essentially free), and I do turn around sharping jobs in about one to two business days.  

6. "I have an old Mk6 or Mk12 that does not have carbide plating on the locking face.  Can I send it in to have carbide added?" - Yes, I'm more than happy to upgrade your Mk6 or Mk12 to current specs with carbide plating.  Please email me for further information, I plate carbide free of charge on Moon knives.

7. "I have a production or other custom knife that does not have carbide on its locking surface.  Can I have you carbide plate the knife?" - Yes, I'm happy to professionally carbide plate the locking face of your knife for a small fee. I use a Rocklinizer for carbide plating, which is a 5000$ machine built to do one task and do it well, which is plate carbide.  The Rocklinizer creates the longest lasting, most durable carbide plating available to knifemakers.  

8. "I have a production or other custom knife that I'd like to have customized.  Do you take customization work?" - No, I'm currently closed for all custom work.

9. "Can I get on your books or list to have a knife made?" - No, I'm currently not accepting custom orders, I only sell knives via the Moon Knives Monthly Sale.  Once a month I list every knife I make over the course of the month on my website for general sale.  This eliminates the waiting period associated with having a custom knife made and I have found generally makes customers happier.  You simply pick out the knife you'd like, check out with paypal, and your new knife arrives in 2-3 business days.  

10. "Can I request a knife to be made for the sale?" - Yes.  I want to build the knives you want to buy.  If you're looking for something specific, please email me.  I like to hear input from customers and supporters.  I try my best to accomodate requestions as accuratly as possible. That said I do not build every suggestion made and I generally reserve the right to deviate from specs if the build proves un-buildable.  

11. "Can I buy your knives through a dealer?" - As of Nov. 2014, I do not have dealers nor am I sure why you'd want to buy one of my knives through one.  This is subject to change, however I've been building knives and selling directly to customers for three years now, and really I have no intention of changing this.  While dealers offer a wider distribution network for my work, they generally charge anywhere from 25-40% for their services in handling customer service inquiries, packing knives and shipping them.  To me, I'd rather sell directly to my customer, that way you can get your new knife without having to pay the dealer markup.