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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 Dec. 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. Likewise, in my experience the VAST majority of dealers do not pull their weight in a transaction; while they're perfectly willing to pass on your customer service correspondence to me, they won't turn a screw to help their customers and generally they know very little about the upkeep and maintenance of knives. Simply put, that doesn't fly with me, I'd rather cut out the middle-man, I'd rather sell directly to my customer, that way you can get your new knife without having to pay the dealer markup.