This is carved from a single piece of basswood, including the pivot. It is 8” long overall. After carving the blade slot & shaping the blade to go in the slot, the difficult part is forming the pivot. Since it is cross-grain, it has to be kept fairly large and precisely aligned side-to-side, so I cut it with a #9-7mm gouge. Then I had to release it by carefully slicing along the sides of the blade with a thin knife (metal). The process convinced me to just use 1/8” dowel for all future wooden knives.
After a year of planning this project idea, I'm finally finished. One door is for our walk-in closet and other is for our bathroom. Both doors are made from tongue and groove pine with common 1×4 and 1×6 boards as the front frame. Hardware was purchased on Amazon. Price for these were $43.00 per set. Compared to big box stores these were a steel.