“One night I was in my garage-workroom, it was very late and I swearing to a small foldable knife that just did not want to work well. During a break, staring at the knife I realized that, as far as I knew, in a foldable knife the blade had to be necessarily shorter than the handle, and this started to bother me.
At that moment something flashed in my head. I thought that when you draw a foldable, everything is developed based on the pin and that if everyone always starts designing that pin, foldings will always close in the same way. I took a piece of paper the size of a blade, marked two centers, put two thumb tacks and two more pieces of paper; And this has started a trip that lasted nearly three years and, along with Repiks, has led us to build Lockin ‘, the first roto-translating knife.”