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Moon Knives are individually handcrafted in Apex, NC.  The goal of my work is to create the absolute finest knife money can buy.  Using the most advanced modern manufacturing methods in combination with traditional handcraftsmanship, Moon knives are truly a cut above.


If you have any questions about options, please feel free to email me at support@willmooncustomknives.com.  For additional information, I have an extensive library of videos on YouTube and have a lot of background material on Facebook.


Mark 6A2

Overview: 


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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 billet titanium pocket clips 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.  

In 2017, the Mk6 recieved an update to its' design, with new knives being designated Mk6A2.  The A2 models feature a SK titanium pivot, ceramic bearings, improved locking geometry, improved machining techniques, stress relieving on the titanium frames, carbide locking surfaces, bearing ramps, hand lapped pivot fitment and generally improved quality, fit and finish throughout.  Titanium pocket clips are also now standard with Mk6A2 models.  

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.
 

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.
 
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Stormcrow

Stormcrow Overview: 


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The Moon Stormcrow is the latest and greatest from the Moon shop; rather than using a traditional bolsterlock or framelock, the Stormcrow uses a lightweight yet extremely strong inset titanium sub-linerlock.  This design is considerably lighter than my previous knives, yet every bit as strong.  Additionally it yields another substantial benefit - the frame can be made out of a variety of materials, the standard being 7075-T6 aluminum, but also available are various synthetic fiber materials, stainless steel, titanium and other exotics.

Some materials will be available for custom order, however due to the nature and expense of certain materials, I've chosen to retain them for one-off projects.  The Stormcrow is very versitile, but some materials are only seasonally available or come available once in a blue-moon.  When these special materials become available, I will snag some and create one-of-a-kind custom Stormcrows with them.

 

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Aluminum is a traditionally underutilized material in custom knife making, avoided because it is somewhat hard to anodize and color, however 7075-T6 as an alloy is the same strength as 6AL4V titanium.  Not only that, 7075-T6 is lighter than titanium, thus the Stormcrows with 7075-T6 aluminum frames are 2 ounces lighter than they would be with full titanium.  Stormcrow frames can also be made of G10, Micarta, Texallium and a variety of other synthetic fiber materials, as well as stainless steel and titanium.  This makes the Stormcrow a visually diverse knife, but also allows for a wide variety of hand feels, balance points, weights and overall ways to customize the look of your knife. 

 

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Stormcrows have 3.9 inch blades (7.9 inches overall length), so they sit in between the size of a Mk6/10/11 and a Mk8/9.  This size is optimal for an EDC blade, and with a synthetic fiber frame like G10, the knife only weights 3 ounces (5 ounces in 7075-T6).  Despite the light weight, the blade is still the same thickness as a Mk6/10/11 (.1875 inches), so it sacrifices nothing in strength.  If you prefer a heavier weight knife, try keeping an eye out for one of the specialty one-off Stormcrows, which may feature exotic titanium or steel materials on the frames and lend a heftier feel.  Stormcrows feature a hand hollow ground CPM-154 blade in either a drop point or tanto configuration. 

One very unique feature of the Stormcrow is its' clamshell design.  Because of the way the frame is machined, it uses no backspacer, instead using two integrated spacers that are machined into the back of the knife.  This makes the knife look and feel like an integral frame without the exorbitant cost, and is extremely strong.  The frame is held together with steel pillars that are inset into the material, along with blind pins to give it extra rigidity.  The lock bar is held into the frame via four 4-40 screws, meaning it is extremely strong despite its' svelte weight.  

 

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Rounding out the feature-set, Stormcrows use a Begg style ceramic bearing clip that's made of 6AL4V titanium.  This clip sits on a decorative "Jellybean" spacer that can be made out of a variety of materials including G10, Micarta, titanium, aluminum, decorative synthetics and metals.  This spacer sits in a pocketed recess in the frame, preventing movement when the clip is mounted.  The Stormcrow frame has the traditional Moon taper to it, decreasing in size from the loab-bearing bolster area to the butt, making it easier to carry in the pocket.  The knife also still utilizes a titanium Kelly pivot and ceramic bearings, which ride in the frame on hardened stainless steel bushings for exceptional smoothness in deployment.  

 

 

Mark 8/9

Overview: 


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Utilizing a slim and lightweight frame and blade, the Mark 8 and 9 offers excellent utility in a compact, stylish package, light and thin enough to comfortably carry in any situation.  

The Mark 9 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 Mark 9 differs from the Mk8 in that it adds interframe inlays.  Mark 8s do not have interframe inlays.  The inlay removes about a half ounce of weight from the knife and makes for a nice decorative accent on the frame.  

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 9 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 9 make the knife one of the fastest opening knives on the market.

 

Tapered Frames: 

The Mark 9 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 9 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 9 has a full .2" inch thick lock bar.  

The Mark 9 is all about efficiency, making the most of limited space and weight, and the tapered frames allow the Mark 9 to achieve this goal.
 
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Mark 10 and 11

Overview: 


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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 Mk11:

The Mk11 is a modification on the Mk10.  It features frames without scales, for a thicker, heavier knife that feels like an absolute tank in the hand.  Because the Mk11 loses the rear scale, which acts as an overtravel stop on the Mk10, the Mk11 features my IO-Stop technology inside it so it has overtravel prevention.  This also serves to remove some weight from the Mk11, but expect a roughly 7-8 ounce weight from the Mk11s.  They do feature interchangable parts with the Mk10, and all of the blade shapes, spacer and clip options, pivots and screws will fit between the two knives.  

 

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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.

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.

 

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Current Inventory

 

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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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Redshirt Robotics T1 UGV

 
 
$59,000.00
 
# In Stock
10
 

Les George San Mai/Moku-Ti Hydra

 
 
$1,500.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

RARE Neil Blackwood Custom Mini Skirmish w/ Thumbstuds

 
 
$1,450.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Moon Mk11 Prototype 1

 
 
$1,000.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Kirby Lambert IKBS Scorpio Folder

 
 
$900.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Neil Blackwood Custom Henchman

 
 
$900.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Moon Mk9-7 Premium

 
 
$875.00 Now $775.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Chris Reeve Small Sebenza Unique 21

 
 
$475.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Full Size Moon 1911 Grips

 
 
$200.00
 
# In Stock
1
 

Moon 1911 Grips

 
 
$100.00
 
# In Stock
98
 

Titanium 2-56 Anodized Knife Screws

 
 
$30.00
 
# In Stock
50
 

Ceramic Bearing Sets

 
 
$25.00
 
# In Stock
50
 
 

Stormcrow Custom Orders

Moon Stormcrow

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This order form is for custom built Moon Stormcrows.  To place an order, please fill out the selection boxes below.  Once the order form is submitted, I will contact you with final pricing and deliver dates.  PLEASE INSURE THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL AND CONTACT ADDRESSES, this is very important, otherwise I will have no way of contacting you to arrange completion of the knife and your knife will not be made.  Please make sure you use a real email address and the real shipping address you'd like your knife sent to.  

THE BASE PRICE OF THE KNIFE IS $450, for the cost of options please see the drop down menus.  If an option does not list an additional cost, they are included in the base cost of the knife.  If an option has a price next to it, it will add to the base cost.  There is a domestic shipping charge of $10 for priority mail, Canadian orders will have a shipping charge of $30 and international orders will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.  

Please expect that on this new model, delivery will most likely take between 2-5 months from the date the order is placed.  I'm using a new order system, so you do not have to submit a deposit on the Stormcrow, however please note that by submitting an order for the knife, you are agreeing to pay the full amount of the knife due when the knife is complete and ready to ship.  Should you wish to cancel your order, you will have an opportunity to do so when I contact you with regards to delivery and pricing.  Once the order is confirmed, I will purchase material for the knife and there is no cancelling the order, so please make sure you want the knife and intend to pay for it when the knife is complete.

Because this is a brand new model for 2018, the options list is somewhat limited.  I've kept it trimmed to options that I know will look good with the knife and options that I know will work mechanically with the design.  I will add to the list over time, but for the first run of knives the options are set as you see them.   Left and right handed Stormcrows are available.  

For information about the Stormcrow model, please refer back to my model description using the tabs above.  Thank you for your business and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at support@willmooncustomknives.com.

 


 

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Shipping, Return & Warranty

SHIPPING POLICY:

Please allow for up to one week for shipment of in stock items.  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.  

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 in-stock Moon 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.  In-stock collection knives (IE non-Moon knives) are only returnable if they are defective from the manufacturer or are in someway other than as expected.  I do my absolute best to accurately describe every knife on the site, so please check the item description before purchase, and if you have any questions about a knife, please feel free to contact me via email.  If you would like additional product photos or video of a particular product, please feel free to ask as I'm happy to get them.  My goal is to make sure you find the perfect knife for you!  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. 

 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 re-listed for sale.  In certain cases I can accommodate longer payment periods, especially on more expensive knives.