The raw materials; 14 karat white and yellow gold.
Time at the rolling machine transforms the rough pieces into uniform blanks. Itty bitty blanks that fit on a penny.
Holes are precisely drilled into the yellow gold. At this scale, there's virtually no room for error.
The white gold blank is meticulously shaped using several progressions of files.
Moving along as planned.
A bail loop is fabricated via microwelding.
All the requisite pieces are in place. It's time to begin final assembly.
Microwelding fuses the pins into place without harming adjacent areas.
After some polishing and cleaning, the balisong knife is completed.
Tiny balisong charm in action. (World's smallest, perhaps?)