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Folding blades and folding knives are the most common knives to carry today for their ease of use and convenient carry. Folding blades perform nearly any task and are easily deployed in high stress situations.

A folding knife uses a pivot, allowing the blade to fold into the handle for light, easy carry. To prevent injury through the blade accidentally closing on the user's hand, folding knives typically have a locking mechanism. Different locking mechanisms are favored by various individuals for reasons such as perceived strength (lock safety), legality, and ease of use.

In the lock back, as in many folding knives, a stop pin acting on the top (or behind) the blade prevents it from rotating. To release the knife the rocker bar is pushed downwards.

The bolt in the bolt lock uses a spring which biases the bolt to the forward position where it rests above the tang of the blade preventing the blade from closing. Small knobs extend through the handle allow the user to slide the bolt backwards freeing the knife to close. 

In the liner lock, an "L"-shaped split in the liner allows part of it to move sideways against the handle to the centre of the knife where it rests against the flat end of the tang. To disengage, this leaf spring is pushed aside so it again rests flush against the handle allowing the knife to close. A frame lock is nearly identical but instead of using a thin liner inside the handle material uses a thicker piece of metal that makes up the handle.

Another prominent feature on many folding knives is the opening mechanism. Traditional pocket knives and Swiss Army knives commonly employ the nail nick, while modern folding knives more often use a stud, hole, disk, or flipper located on the blade, all which have the benefit of allowing the user to open the knife with one hand.

We carry many brands of folding blades and folding knives from Windlass Cobra SteelCold SteelGerber, KershawBoker, Spyderco and American Buffalo Knife & Tool.

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Bronze Deer Folder

#404661
A fancy, heavy-duty folding knife for outdoor lovers. Each side of the handle displays an ornate outdoor scene depicting a stag roaming the woods. The art is in high relief and has some filigree thrown in to evoke elaborately decorated firearms from the last two centuries.
$12.95

Police Pistol Folder

#404659
On this clever little folding knife, the trigger doesn't work, but the sight does! It's actually the blade flipper; flick it and reveal the 3-3/4" long, stainless steel drop point blade.
$9.95

Practical Stiletto with G-10 Handle

#404658
We all love the really long stilettos that can avert danger with appearance alone, but we were happy to find this stiletto that's actually useful for most medium to light duty everyday needs. The single-edged blade has a fine point for starting a cut in, say, a plastic sugar bag, and sharp enough to finish the job.
$9.95

Practical Stiletto with Wood Handle

#404657
We all love the really long stilettos that can avert danger with appearance alone, but we were happy to find this stiletto that's actually useful for most medium to light duty everyday needs. The single-edged blade has a fine point for starting a cut in, say, a plastic sugar bag, and sharp enough to finish the job.
$9.95

Boker Plus Kaizen with Green Micarta Scales

#404652
The influence of the Samurai weapons is obvious in this straightforward folding knife design. From the Katana-style handle to the historical Tanto-like blade point, this slim liner lock is crafted with care and taste.
$79.95

Boker Plus Kaizen

#404651
The influence of the Samurai weapons is obvious in this straightforward folding knife design. From the Katana-style handle to the historical Tanto-like blade point, this slim liner lock is crafted with care and taste.
$74.95

Boker Plus Fragment G10 with Thumb Rest

#404647
This handy lightweight folding EDC or backup pocket knife from Boker has a lightweight skeleton design.
$43.95

Folding Fruit Knife with Fork

#404632
Cut your melons and other picnic fruits with tasteful elegance. This slick stainless steel folding knife has a 3-7/8" blade perfectly suited for fruits that are cantaloupe and honeydew sized or smaller, and a convenient fork that folds out of the opposite end.
$4.95