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Introducing the all new Moon Banshee

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 hand craftsmanship, 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 or follow me on instagram.

Banshee

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The Moon Banshee is an evolution of technology pioneered in the Stormcrow, utilizing the same clamshell construction techniques, but this time with the new Moon Spindle Lock.  This is my first non-flipper knife, which uses dual titanium thumbstuds.  The combination of the strong Spindle Lock with the ultra-tough synthetic frame and sparing titanium reinforcement results in an extremely strong knife that will stay dependable regardless of the enironment and stand the test of time.  

The Spindle Lock in particular needs some explaination.  Originally it started as a modification on the older McHenry-Williams Axis Lock, which we all know and love from Benchmade's products.  The patents from that lock granted Benchmade exclusive license to utilize the lock until the patents expired in 2016, at which point it became legal to utilize a verbatim copy of the lock.  While some other companies have gone the route of a direct copy, Moon Knives is known for breaking with the pack and trying to innovate on existing technology, finding new ways to solve problems.  While the Axis lock is a great lock, it does suffer from some definite drawbacks.  The main ones I identified were a lack of durability of the Omega Springs, the ease with which the Axis lock gums up with pocket debris and dirt, and general difficulty in servicing the lock should you ever need to disassemble a knife with an Axis lock.  

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These were the problems that I set about trying to solve, without sacraficing any of the Axis lock's inheritly positive attributes - strength, smoothness, a secure lockup every time, safety, ambidexterity, etc.  The result is what I call the Spindle Lock, which became so mechanically different from the Axis lock that I gave it its' own name.  The Spindle Lock addresses all of the identified faults with the Axis lock without giving up any of the Axis lock's virtues.  It is constructed entirely differently from the Axis lock, and vastly different spring arrangement that is far more durable.  Additionally the Spindle Lock features dual guide rod pushers that seal the mechanism from dirt and debris, which keeps it reliable in all conditions.  

The Spindle itself can be maintained increadibly easily.  It's a solid-core piece of 440C, which is threaded on either side to accept a titanium stud.  This allows one stud to be removed and the Spindle to slide out of the frame of the knife, revealing the twin action springs and guide rods.  The action springs are coil springs, rated for ten million cycles, so they should never wear out or break - a vast improvement over the Axis lock, which uses Omega springs.  The guide rods are mated with the springs and can be easily assembled or disassembled as a single piece, making it super easy to change them, and they can be removed from the knife without disassembling the knife once the Spindle is removed.  This key feature makes knives with Spindle Locks exponentially easier to maintain than their Axis lock progenitors, solving the problem of difficult maintenance.  

 

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Coupled with the Spindle Lock is my ceramic bearing system, which helps provide smooth function for the knife.  Hardened steel washers are inset into 6Al4V titanium locking blocks, which allow the ceramics to run on steel, making the knife flip increadibly fast.  One of the other benefits of the Spindle Lock is the ability to vary detent strength with the guide rods, which allow for a much more secure and positive detent than the Axis lock.  This make's the Banshee's flipping action much more satisfying, but of course you can still do the "lock flip" with the knife for opening and closure.  The Spindle locks up against a solid .2 inches of titanium on the locking block, along with an additional .2 inches of frame material, which makes the lock increadibly strong.  In my testing the Spindle Lock took over 400 pounds of force without failure - I only stopped my test because I sheered my thumbstuds off from the force.  As a result, ounce for ounce, the Banshee may be the strongest knife you can purchase today.

 

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As far as vital stats, the knife has a 3.7 inch blade, 8 inch overall length.  Blade thickness is .1875 inches of CPM-154 steel, vacuum heat treated to 58C.  The knives utilize ceramic bearings that run on inset steel washers inside the knife, making it smooth and easy to operate with the knife's dual titanium thumbstuds.  The frame is around .6 inches at the pivot, but tapers to .4 inches at the butt of the knife, making it comfortable in the pocket.  Additional tapers on the top and bottom of the knife further reduce bulk and make the knife comfortable in the hand.  Standard base model Banshees come with G10 frames, but various twills and synthetic fibers are available.  For those who really want a beefy knife, titanium frames are also available as a premium offering.  

Every Banshee is handmade in my shop in Apex, NC.  Apart from the heat treating, I am a sole authorship shop.  I personally hand grind and hand finish every frame and blade, hand fit every part and component that goes into your knife.  I have spent years creating unique supply lines and working with material suppliers to produce all of my materials in the United States, as a result literally every part down to the raw materials comes from US sources.  Every tool in my shop is US made.  

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I'm also excited to announce that Banshees now come with hand sewn and embroidered Moon cases.  These are in-house made out of suede fabric and embroidered to color match your individual knife.  When you custom order a Banshee, you will get a matching case for it that, like your knife, is handmade in the USA.  

If you have any questions about the Banshee model, the ordering process or the technology behind the knife, please email me at support@willmooncustomknives.com

 

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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.  

 

 

MkX Series

Mk8/9


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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 6


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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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Mark 10/11


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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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Moon Knives Technologies

Moon Knives is known for doing things a little differently from most custom knife makers.  Use of new technologies, interesting locks, methods of construction and materials are all hallmarks of Moon Design, which help contribute to stunning designs and world class cutlery.  I've assembled some information on the various technologies I use in my knives so you can learn more about what they are and what they offer you as the end user or collector of my knives.  

 

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.

 

Tapered Frames: 

All Moon Knives use tapered frames, dating back to my first folding knife, the Mk12 in 2011.  The first Moon designs like the MkX series only tapered in one direction, from the front to back, but newer knives like the Stormcrow and Banshee both have 3D tapered frames, tapering from top to bottom.  This allows my knives to use thicker stock material near the critical areas around the pivot, lending the knives strength, but the tapers remove material from the frame closer to your pocket.  This makes the knives lighter and thinner at the areas that pull away from your body, which makes them more comfortable to carry.  This is one of the reasons why people say despite their size, my knives carry like much smaller knives, and one of the reasons my knives weigh considerably less than you would otherwise think they should weigh.

 

Moon Knives is known for doing things a little differently from most custom knife makers.  Use of new technologies, interesting locks, methods of construction and materials are all hallmarks of Moon Design, which help contribute to stunning designs and world class cutlery.  I've assembled some information on the various technologies I use in my knives so you can learn more about what they are and what they offer you as the end user or collector of my knives.  

 

Bolster and Double-Bolster locks: 

The Mk6 and Mk10 both utilize modified framelocks that are known as bolsterlocks.  A normal framelock uses a thick frame to lock up against the underside of the blade, and is held in place by friction, aided by the user's hand.  However, they tend to be quite heavy because of the thick frame, as well as heat conductive and they require an overtravel stop to prevent damage to the locking mechanism.  The bolsterlock solves these problems by removing most of the titanium from the frame and replacing it with lighter scale material (usually G10 or some other synthetic).  This allows the lock to retain the benefits of the framelock, but substantially reduces the weight, as well as creates an overtravel stop using the scale material.  It also provides a thermal barrier for the user's hand, so the frame does not conduct heat or cold into your hand in harsh weather.  The Mk10 uses a double-bolsterlock which has a set of reinforced bolsters at the butt end of the knife to allow for non-lethal strikes and glass breaking.
 

Spindle Lock (Patent Pending):

The Moon Spindle Lock is an advanced knife locking system that seeks to address some of the inherent deficiencies with similar locking systems.  While the Axis Lock, the progenitor of the Spindle Lock, is an excellent, strong lock, it suffers from durability issues with it's characteristic Omega Springs, and it's open to the elements leaving the lock open to dirt and grime.  Additionally, the Axis Lock is quite difficult to take apart or reassemble after cleaning.  The Spindle Lock fixes these problems, using a quick-takedown locking bar made out of solid-core hardened 440C steel with titanium studs.  This sits on top of, but is not directly connected to, a pair of twin Guide Rods that connect the Spindle to the Springs.  The Guide Rods provide an environmental seal to for the lock, keeping dirt and dust out of the lock's dual Compression Springs.  Instead of using Omega springs, which are rated for around 10,000 cycles, the Spindle Lock uses Compression Springs good for 10 million.  A fun fact: if you sat for an hour a day opening and closing your Axis Lock knife once every second, on average you'd break an Omega Spring every 180 days.  If you did the same thing with a Spindle Lock, it would last 38 years.  The ease of maintenance, strength, durability and lightness of the Spindle Lock are the reasons I chose to file a Patent on the system; it's truly an amazing locking system that takes the already excellent work done in the Axis Lock and elevates it to a new level previously unattained in the knife world.  

The Spindle Lock was first deployed in 2018 on the Banshee model, but will be featured on additional upcoming models.  If you'd like to license the Spindle Lock for your own work, please email me at support@willmooncustomknives.com.  You can see testing video of the Spindle Lock here.

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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Moon Mk11 Original Prototype

 
 
$1,350.00
 
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Moon Banshee SN-10

 
 
$750.00
 
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Moon 1911 Grips

 
 
$100.00
 
# In Stock
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Titanium 2-56 Anodized Knife Screws

 
 
$30.00
 
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Banshee Custom Orders

Moon Banshee


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This order form is for custom built Moon Banshees.  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 $600, 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, international orders will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.  Please note, my pricing is extremely lean, and I ask that customers paying with Paypal please cover the associated Paypal fees.  

Please expect that on this new model, delivery will most likely take between 2-6 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 Banshee 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.  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. 

For information about the Banshee 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. 

All disclosures herein contain proprietary rights of Will Moon Custom Knives including any and all intellectual property rights.  Disclosures are solely for the purposes of marketing and sales.  Any use for competitive purposes will be a violation of Will Moon Custom Knives’s legal rights including intellectual property rights.

 By placing an order you agree to abide by a policy of basic decency, wherein the buyer will maintain good faith with the seller and vise-versa.  That good faith includes, but is not limited to, resolution of any conflicts in private, rather than in any open or public forum, social media group or page.  I will do my utmost to ensure that you, as my customer, have an excellent buying experience and that the knife you order is of the best possible quality, but please understand that in the age of the internet, negative reviews can easily destroy a small business like mine, which jeopardizes my ability to provide for my family.  This goes for any small business.  If for some reason you feel that you have not recieved something up to par, or that your experience could be improved in any way, please contact me as I'm very receptive to helping improve not only my product, but my business and would rather find a way to make you happy as my customer than have negativity spoil what should be a fun experience.  I truly want you to be "wowed" when ordering from Moon Knives; The policy of basic decency is my promise to you that I will do everything in my power to make your experience awesome!  


Materials

A Quick Note:

I realize that material selection for your knife can be a little daunting, which is why I created this page.  Maybe you're a first time buyer and you don't know how to make heads or tails of the plethora of materials available?  Or maybe you're an experienced knife aficionado but you're looking to branch out into something more exotic than your typical carbon fibers and S35VN?  You're in the right spot.  Don't worry, I'm going to do my absolute best to try and walk you through some of the selection process and educate you on some the materials I have available.  If you still have questions, or you'd like to bounce ideas for new materials off me, or even if you're having a hard time selecting, please feel free to email at support@willmooncustomknives.com.  Part of my job as a maker is helping people select the right materials for their knife, as well as educating customers and collectors on what exactly is going into their knife.  Remember, a fine knife is like any other kind of custom accoutrement; it's a reflection and extension of the personality of the owner.  

 

Blades: 

The blade of your knife is its' heart and soul, and in my opinion as a maker, this is where easily 70% of your total value for a knife comes from.  If a knife looks beautiful, but doesn't cut well, it's really not a very good knife.  Every Moon knife is hand hollow ground; I like hollow grinding, specifically on a 6 or 8 inch wheel, because the radius allows for a reasonably thick stock that tapers down to an extremely fine cutting edge.  Blades are going to come in a lot of various blade shapes as well as steels, and they can be finished in a variety of different ways.  A few rules of thumb to keep in mind when selecting a blade:

1. If you're going to be carrying your knife every day, try to select more traditional blade shapes, and put more money into the steel than the finish.  Drop Points, Sheepsfoots (Sheepsfeet?) and Bowies... these are my favorite picks for EDC blades, especially Drop Points.  These are easy to sharpen, have consistent edge geometry that is easy to sharpen.  Tantos and Wharncliffes tend to be more difficult to maintain on a daily basis, and anything with a Recurve like my Kukri or Recurve Tanto blade shapes are the most difficult knives to maintain.  These should only be sharpened by a professional sharpener, but they do provide EXCELLENT cutting performance.  

 

2. All finishes wear, but some show more wear than others.  As a guideline, mirror finish blades should probably be kept as collectibles.  I'm not going to tell you not to beat the living daylights out of a mirror finish or a hand rubbed blade, but I certainly wouldn't do it on my own knife.  The one exception is my gloss stonewash finish, which is a near mirror finish with a light stonewash that helps to hide scratches.  It's a beautiful finish designed hide occasional scratches from daily use, but still look great while in use.