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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 Windlass Cobra SteelCold SteelGerber, KershawBoker, Spyderco and American Buffalo Knife & Tool.

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Camillus Boating Knife with Marlin Spike

Here's a nice-looking marlin spike knife with unique handcrafted bamboo handle scales and black metal parts.

Bundeswehr Style Multi-Use Folder

This multi-function Bundeswehr-style pocket knife of the West German military has a stainless spear-point blade, standard screwdriver, bottle opener, highly functional saw blade with protective cover, corkscrew, and punch/awl.

British Army Style Pocket Knife

Not an original issue, but an inexpensive replica of the all stainless steel pocket knife carried by the British army. Impervious to rust, it is made to be as durable as the originals, with a modified sheepsfoot blade that prevents accidental punctures, a bottle opener, and a screwdriver

Douk Douk Steel Handled Folder

This easy-to-sharpen, high carbon steel blade is hardened to a Rockwell of 50-53 and is known for its modified scimitar profile. One piece of Ferro blackened steel is rolled over at the spine, creating a thin handle that easily slides into a pocket. The blade is etched with an image of the Douk Douk and scroll-work.


Otter Sapeli Wood Folder

This is a durable knife meant for hard work, with a strong backspring and a crisp "walk and talk". The sheepsfoot blade is favored by boatmen because it lessens the chances of accidental stab wounds on a pitching deck.

Rough Ryder Blue Moon Pocket Knife

Here's a classic trapper pattern pocket knife with a twist - a bone handle dyed deep blue with a crescent moon shield.

CRKT Ken Onion Ripple

This knife is a tough little folder that won't let you down. The IKBS ball bearing pivot system provides a smooth opening when you flick the integral blade flipper.

Marlin Spike Folding Knife

This knife has been extensively tested in fresh and saltwater. The German-made sheepsfoot blade is titanium bonded, 4166 stainless steel to prevent rust (the titanium is 3X harder than steel and keeps the blade sharper longer). It's partially serrated to cut the tough stuff. The marlin spike is more than capable of loosening the toughest knots.