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Custom, handmade knives made one at a time by an individual sole authorship craftsman here in Apex, North Carolina, USA.  I also specialize in modification of factory knives and my mods are recognized as some of the best in the world.

ATTENTION: I am now open for custom orders.  Please email me at support@willmooncustomknives.com for Mk10s and Mk8s.  

 ALSO: Payment plans available!  If you see a knife on my site and would like to split payments, I'm happy to work with you!  Please email me for details, I'm extremely flexible with payment plans.  Please note this is only for non-sale items in current inventory as well as items released during holiday or monthly sales.

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 and have a lot of background material on Facebook.


Mark 6

Overview: DISCONTINUED

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

Overview: DISCONTINUED

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 8

Overview

The new Moon Mk8! It's an evolution on the older Mk7, but when I started looking at all the changes and suggestions folks had made for the Mk7 combined with my own ideas as to what the knife should ideally be, I decided it was enough to warrant a new model number. 

The overall shape is very much like a Mk7, but you'll notice the frame is a straight-up framelock rather than an interframe. That's because the Mk8 has a fully skeletonized lightweight frame that's lighter than the old Mk7. It has new a SK titanium pivot setup so no more worrying about that single-piece pivot, and it can be taken apart with two screws. The backspacer and pocket clip are now G10 to save weight and the pocket clip has been beefed up to be stronger and tranction grooves have been added.

The blade no longer has the older asymmetrical bearing system, now it has a symmetrical one so the blades center better in the frame. Additionally these have the IO-stop and carbide plated locking faces. The blade has a heavy chamfer for aesthetic appeal which matches up to hand chamfers on the frame like you're used to seeing now on the Mk10s. The frame also has flipper finger-relief cuts on the top to make flipping easier and more comfortable. 

Of course the pocket clip is reverse compatible with the standard Moon pocket clips for the Mk6, 7 and 12. If you have a spare pocket clip or want to swap clips, it'll fit the new Mk8. Also the backspacers are compatible with Mk7 spacers. 

They are a 3.5 inch utility framelock, OAL at 7.5 inches, weight at 3oz, blade thickness is .125 inches in this case of CPM-154 at 59C Rockwell with heat treat done by East Carolina Metal Treating including the nitrogen refrigeration cycle. This also features the signature Moon taper on the frames, tapering at 1.408 degrees from the bolster to the butt, going from .19 inches to just under .125 inches thick on the frames.

This knife's light weight and slim profile will make it one of the premier carry knives on the market. Prices start at 750$ and will follow the usual 100$ increments for Premium and Elite models.

Specifications: 

  • Blade Length: 3.5 inches
  • Blade Height: 1 inch
  • Overall Open Length: 8.5 inches
  • Closed Length: 5 inches
  • Weight: 3-4 ounces (Depending on blade and handle options)
  • Blade Thickness: .125 inches
  • Lockbar Thickness: .2 inches, Tungsten Carbide coated face.
  • Handle Thickness: .56" at the Bolster, tapers to .39" at the Pocket Clip
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V/Grade 5 Titanium
  • Spacer Material: G10
  • Pocket Clip Material: G10
  • 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 8 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 8 make the knife one of the fastest opening knives on the market.

NOTE: The thrust bearing system on the Mark 8 is designed to run dry and requires no lubrication.

Tapered Frames: 

The Mark 8 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 8 taper distally, becoming thinner as they approach the end of the knife by about 1.408 degrees.  This allows the Mark 8 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 8 has a full .2" inch thick lock bar.  

The Mark 8 is all about efficiency, making the most of limited space and weight, and the tapered frames allow the Mark 8 to achieve this goal.

Mark 10

Overview: CUSTOM ORDER ONLY, PLEASE EMAIL 

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

 

 

Inventory:

Below you will find knives both of my manufacture and from other great custom makers.  On occasion I do sell knives out of my personal collection, please see each knife's description for information on each piece including condition and terms.  If you have any questions about a particular piece, please email me at support@willmooncustomknives.com and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!  Inventory is live and up to date.

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

 

Current Inventory


 

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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 with Raindrop/Mammoth Bark

 
 
$1,000.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

2016 Moon Orion One-Off

 
 
$1,000.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 Raindrop/UG/Pearl Inlay

 
 
$975.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Hinderer Eklipse Moon Mod All Ti/Brass

 
 
$950.00 Now $700.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Custom Protech TR-3 Stainless/Mirror Polish

 
 
$645.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

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

 
 
$625.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rike 1508-2 Moon Mod

 
 
$800.00 Now $550.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Protech Flyfather Custom

 
 
$550.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 Contrast Unique Graphic

 
 
$500.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Matt Martin Nichols Damascus Pen

 
 
$495.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 Cocobolo Inlays

 
 
$485.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Chris Reeve Small Sebenza Unique 21

 
 
$475.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

LensLight KO Strider Edition

 
 
$475.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Hidetoshi Nakayama Steel Bolt Action Custom Pen

 
 
$375.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Microtech Stormtrooper LUDT (Low Serial Number)

 
 
$320.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Microtech Sith Lord LUDT LOW SN

 
 
$320.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Microtech Stormtrooper Ultratech

 
 
$290.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Reate Dark Event Horizon w/ Green Ti Screws

 
 
$275.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Microtech Stormtrooper Siphon Pen

 
 
$275.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rick Hinderer Steel Flame Investigator Pen (Copper)

 
 
$125.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Steve Kelly Zirconium Black/Gold Lanyard Bead

 
 
$75.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rick Hinderer Orange XM-24 Scale

 
 
$65.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rick Hinderer XM-24 Digicam Scale

 
 
$65.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rick Hinderer XM-18 3.5 inch Purple scale

 
 
$65.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Rick Hinderer XM-18 3.5 inch Blue G10 Scale

 
 
$65.00
 
# In Stock
3
 

Titanium Pineapple Bead

 
 
$45.00
 
# In Stock
1
 
  

Shipping, Return & Warranty

SHIPPING POLICY:

Please allow for up to one week for shipment.  I'm primarily a maker rather than a retailer and the majority of my time is spent making knives rather than shipping.  However, rest assured shipping will be completed as quickly as humanly possible.  

 

Payment Plans:

I do understand that my work is sometimes quite expensive, so I offer payment plans on any knife in inventory.  To start a payment plan, first contact me via email at support@willmooncustomknives.com and we can set up a purchase.  I ask for a 1/3rd deposit on all knives purchased under a payment plan and the remainder within two months.  Deposits are non-refundable.  If a knife is purchased under a payment plan and the buyer defaults, the knife will be relisted for sale.  In certain cases I can accommodate longer payment periods, especially on more expensive knives.  


Please note that the Buyer is responsible for all taxes, customs, tariffs and duties.  International buyers are subject to additional shipping charges due to the increased cost of international ship, this is on a case-by-case basis and is largely dependent on the country the knife is being shipped to.  Please contact me for all questions regarding international shipping.


RETURN POLICY:

I have a "no-questions-asked" return policy for all knives purchased directly from my site within the first 48 hours after receipt.  If you intend to return a knife, you will need to notify me within the 48 hour window and return your knife in "new" condition for a no hassle full refund.  I must recieve your knife within 5 business days; even if you notify me 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.  Shipping fees are non-refundable.  

This does NOT include knives on payment plans.  There is a 20% restocking fee on all knives returned that were purchased under a payment plan.  

I do not accept returns on international purchases or custom orders.  NO EXCEPTIONS.


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


 

SUPPORT and WARRANTY POLICY:

Your Moon knife is guaranteed for life*. Every knife is designed for a purpose, and built accordingly. If your Moon knife fails to perform its intended purpose due to workmanship or faulty materials, we will cover your repair free of cost. We reserve the right to repair or replace parts at out discretion. Natural materials are not covered under this warranty. Neglect, abuse and incorrect application (using your knife to perform any other task besides cutting) will void your warranty.  Do not take apart your Moon knife for any other reason besides cleaning, as this will void your warranty.

As part of your warranty, we will always clean, tune and sharpen your Moon folder at no charge. Your only cost is the return-shipping fee (15$ US, Intl. at cost). If a knife has been modified or taken apart outside of our workshop, your warranty is void.

Please be aware that titanium anodization wear, Cerakote wear, “snail trails” and other finish wear are natural parts of a knife’s life cycle.  Refinishing these purely cosmetic items will require a service charge for my time and work. Once your knife is received it is usually fixed up and on its way back within 3-6 weeks. That period is an estimate and can take longer, or on rare occasions, not so long.  It is primarily dependent on my workload, please bare in mind I am a single person shop. 


*The Royce W. Priest Jr. Clause: Any customer who threatens to sue me and/or libel my name in my local newspaper and/or on the Internet automatically has all warranties on all current and future knives in their ownership void, and said individual will receive no service.  Once said individual has sold or no longer possesses ownership of those knives, the knives will have a full warranty restored.