The author’s son is intent on carefully twisting the model parts off of the plastic sprue. There are only a few parts, but a little care is needed.
The locking piece fits to the back of the knife. He was able to figure out how the parts went, just by seeing how they interact with one another.
The smile says it all. Building the Trigger Knife Kit provides a sense of accomplishment, and it’s a great parent–child bonding experience.
You may already be familiar with the wooden Nathan’s Knife Kit put out by Columbia River Knife & Tool and designed by father-and-son team Glenn and Nathan Klecker. Well, Glenn and Nathan are back at it again, this time with an all-plastic version called the Trigger Knife Kit. Unlike the wooden kit, which comes as a bag of precut parts, the Trigger Knife Kit comes with all of the pieces molded onto a plastic model sprue. When I ran into Glenn at SHOT Show, he pulled the kit out of his bag—I think I let out a gasp when I saw it. To anyone who built models as a kid, seeing that plastic sprue of parts is a welcome throwback to childhood. It’s a clever way to produce and package the kit, and it’s just as much fun today as it was back then to twist the parts off the sprue and put your kit together.
You may already be familiar with the wooden Nathan’s Knife Kit put out by Columbia…
by Tim Stetzer / Jul 23, 2013