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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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Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point Plain Edge

#403502
This Recon 1 Tanto Point tactical folder from Cold Steel has a plain edged blade with Black Tuff Ex finish. Made of CPM-S35VN stainless steel. G-10 laminate scales on handle. Overall 9-3/8 inches.
$105.95

Cold Steel Recon 1 Clip Point Plain Folding Knife

#403501
This tough Recon 1 tactical folder has a plain-edged blade with Black Tuff Ex finish, made of CPM-S35VN stainless steel. G-10 laminate scales on handle. Overall 9-3/8 inches.
$105.95

Cold Steel Pocket Bushman Folding Knife

#403492
This folder from Cold Steel has a long and wide blade with a short, sharp, clip point. The handle uses mono block construction method which has no liners, handle scales or back spacers. Overall 10-1/4 inches.
$29.95

Cold Steel Espada Extra Large Folding Knife

#403486
Made from S35VN stainless steel with a razor-sharp edge, this huge knife features a pistol grip handle that is strongly curved and equipped with multiple finger grooves. Overall over 16 inches.
$369.95

Cold Steel Large Espada Folding Knife

#403485
Large yet surprisingly well balanced, this knife features pistol grip handle that is strongly curved and equipped with multiple finger grooves. Razor sharp edge. Overall over 12 inches.
$254.95

Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6" Aluminum Handle Folding Knife

#403455
This Ti-Lite® folder from Cold Steel is based on the classic 1950's-styled switchblade. It features an S35VN Alloy blade, a razor-sharp edge, and a sturdy, needle-sharp point. Overall 13 inches with a 6-inch blade.
$125.95

Cold Steel Ti-Lite 4" Aluminum Handle Tactical Folding Knife

#403454
This tactical folder from Cold Steel is modelled on 1950's-style switchblades. It features Japanese made AUS 8A stainless steel blade with a bead blast finish, razor sharp edge and a needle sharp point. Overall 8-3/4 inches with 4 inch blades.
$92.95

Boker Pocket Kukri Folding Knife

#403533
This large tactical Kukri style pocket knife by Boker Magnum has 440 stainless steel blade with and G10 synthetic scales. Overall: 10-1/2 inches.
$27.95