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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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Kershaw Folding Fillet Knife

#404382
This folding fillet knife is made with highly corrosion resistant steel which is ideal when you're working around water. It has just the right degree of flex to make the job of filleting fish simple.
$32.95

Kershaw Deadline Folding Pocket Knife

#404386
This knife opens with Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system and a strong frame lock secures the blade open. The deep-carry pocket clip lets the knife ride comfortably low in your pocket.

$47.95

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.
$79.95

Magnum Pocket Damascus Countess Knife

#404360
This pocket knife has a blade and bolsters consisting 37 layers of Damascus steel. Features an ebony handle, a nail pull and a back lock. Overall: 5-1/4 inches.
$74.95

Gerber US1 Pocket Knife

#404351
This everyday carry knife has a 420HC steel blade and a glass-filled nylon handle wrapped in a textured rubber overmold. Features lock back design. Overall: 6.1’ inches.

$27.95

Gerber Sharkbelly Folding Knife

#404350
This everyday carry pocket knife sports a 420HC sheepsfoot blade w/ flat top serrations, textured Sharkskin Grip™ and a scratch-resistant pocket clip. Overall: 7.75 inches.

$34.95

Cara Cara 2 Folding Knife

#404316
This knife sports a full-flat-ground blade and a Bi-Directional Textured FRN handle. Features spine and choil jimping and a four-position clip. Overall: 8.563 inches
$29.95

Spyderco Polestar Plain Edge Folding Knife

#404315
This knife has a leaf-shaped blade crafted from CTS® BD1 stainless steel and a non-slip, textured gray G-10 handle scales. Features Liner Lock mechanism. Overall: 7.81 inches
$79.95