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Folding Knives

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 Cobra SteelCold SteelUnitedMaster CutlerySOG, Gerber, Kershaw, Boker, Victorinox, Taylor, Bear & Sons and American Buffalo Knife & Tool.

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American Lawman Folder

This folding knife is made from Japanese AUS 8a stainless steel, hollow ground to a thin, hand-polished edge and, to prevent rusting, comes with a black, non-reflective Teflon® finish. Supplied with dual pocket clips and twin thumb studs. Overall 8-1/8 inches.

American Lawman Mini Folder

This Mini folding knife is lightweight but enormously strong with Japanese AUS 8a steel construction and textured G-10 handle scales. The blade is hollow ground to a thin, hand-polished edge and comes with a black, non-reflective Teflon® finish. Overall 5-7/8 inches.

Antonini Old Bear Large Pocket Knife

Hand made Italian knife with oiled walnut wood handle and clip point stainless steel blade with a solid brass collar. Overall 8-1/2 inches.

Antonini Old Bear Medium Pocket Knife

Italian medium hand made folder knife with hand-sharpened blade and 'No-Return' safety ring. Overall 7-1/2 inches.

Arc Angel

Unique brushed steel Folder by Fury with Scimitar style blade and contoured grip. Liner lock and metal pocket clip. Overall 8 inches.

Bad Blood Harbinger Pocket Knife

Made of high carbon stainless steel for strength and heft, this knife is tough as nails. G-10 scales. Frame lock includes pocket clip.

Black Beauty

This mid-sized folding knife sports a stainless steel blade and ebony wood scales on the handle. Overall 7-3/4 inches.

Boker Black Lightning

Ultra compact folding knife from Boker with coated black blade and double sided guard. Overall 4-7/8 inches.