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.

  • Full Damascus Folding Knife

    Full Damascus Folding Knife

    # 404389

    Every surface has been modified and customized on this Damascus folding knife, even to the thumb stud. Features solid brass liners, thick Damascus scales and includes a leather belt sheath.  This incredible Damascus folding liner lock knife is fully...
  • Frontier Iron Shackles

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Frontier Iron Shackles

    # 805174

    These shackles are constructed of sturdy high-carbon steel with an antiqued aged finish. The simple yet effective construction of these shackles makes it nearly impossible for escape once you place a padlock in place (not included). Great for western...
  • Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

    Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

    # 750026

    This Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag is an exacting replica of their battle flag; one that would have flown over many victories. This double-sided flag is a high-quality replica on heavyweight cotton with double batting a pole sleeve and fringe on...
  • Frontier Damascus Skinner

    Rite Edge

    Frontier Damascus Skinner

    # 404224

    This knife features a genuine bone and olive wood scales with brass and dark wood spacers. Damascus steel blade on a strong full profile tang. Overall 8 inches.  This skinner knife is Damascus steel on a strong full profile tang. Features genuine...
  • Crusader Trinket Box

    Crusader Trinket Box

    # 804104

    This miniature treasure box is made of a durable resin. Metalized with an antique bronze finish and accented with red and blue painted jewels. Measures 3-7/8" x 2-1/4".  This miniature treasure box is rich in detail. Made of durable resin, this...
  • Frontier Axe

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Frontier Axe

    # 600770

    This distinct axe is perfect for throwing with its solid steel head and hardwood shaft.  This distinct axe style was used in the early days of the United States in conflicts all the way up to the 1800's, although the style had been in use since...
  • Crossed Guns Lock

    Crossed Guns Lock

    # 804959

    This working lock is solid brass and iron which has been hand aged to look like it was used in the Old West. Includes 2 keys.  This functional Crossed Guns Lock is solid brass and iron which has been hand aged to look like it was used in the Old...

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