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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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Boker Magnum Miyu Chiisai

#404480
The Magnum Miyu is a credit to its name. Superior materials such as stainless 440A, contoured milled G10 scales and skeleton stainless liners speak for themselves. The blade features a subtle two-tone finish of satin and stone wash. The blade opens with a flipper and locks clean with a liner lock.
$40.95

Boker Magnum Miyu

#404479
The Magnum Miyu is a credit to its name. Superior materials such as stainless 440A, contoured milled G10 scales and skeleton stainless liners speak for themselves. The blade features a subtle two-tone finish of satin and stone wash. The blade opens with a flipper and locks clean with a liner lock.
$39.95

Boker Plus Komusubi

#404477
Japanese inspired design in a modern tactical knife, the wide blade with a Tanto point offers plenty of cutting power with its high flat grind. Stainless liners equipped with contoured G10 scales encase the sturdy liner lock and form the basis of the strong handle.
$44.95

Boker Magnum Straight Brother

#404476
This pocket knife has a back pointed stainless 440A blade secured with a reliable liner lock. It can be opened with a flipper or by means of a carefully turned cinched thumb stud.
$29.95

Stockyard Rosewood Folder

#404459
This lockback pocket knife can be easily opened with one hand. It has a 3CR13 satin finished stainless steel blade, mirror polished stainless steel bolsters and a rosewood handle. Made by Cattlemans Cutlery.
$14.95

Rosewood Handle Stockman

#404445
This classic pocket knife from Cattlemans Cutlery features beautiful rosewood scales and polished stainless steel bolsters.
$19.95

Rosewood Handle Trapper

#404444
This classic pocket knife from Cattlemans Cutlery features beautiful rosewood scales and polished stainless steel bolsters.
$19.95

KA-BAR Folding Hunter Knife

#404414
The KA-BAR Folding Hunter has G-10 handle scales and a reversible pocket clip for a modern take, while still maintaining a classic design with a straight forward lock and traditional clip point folding blade.
$24.95