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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 Ti-Lite 4" with Zy Ex Handle Folder

#401700
These classic tactical folding knives are made of AUS 8A stainless steel blades and are razor sharp. Steel pocket/belt clip included. Overall: 8-3/4 inches.
$44.95

Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point 50/50 Edge

#401674
This Recon 1 Tanto Point tactical folder has a 50/50 (partially serrated) edge blade with Black Teflon finish and made of CPM-S35VN stainless steel. G-10 laminate scales on handle. Overall 9-3/8 inches.
$104.95

Boker Black Lightning

#403257
Ultra compact folding knife from Boker with coated black blade and double sided guard. Overall 4-7/8 inches.
$16.95

Boker Kalashnikov Tactical Folding Knife

#403207
This tactical Boler Plus knife is made of tough AUS-8 steel, sports blackened aluminum scales on a textured, non slip grip. Overall 7-5/8 inches.
$49.95

Boker Magnum Forest Ranger Folding Knife

#403206
This large knife from Boker has root wood scales, a satin-finished 440 stainless steel clip point blade secured by a liner lock and steel bolsters. Overall 9-1/4 inches.
$29.95

Cold Steel Kudu Ring Lock Folding Knife

#403172
This ring lock folder from Cold Steel features a 5Cr15Mov stainless steel flat ground blade. Handle is made of 43% glass reinforced Zytel. Wood grain textured grip. Overall 10 inches.
$12.95

Cold Steel Spartan Folding Knife

#403160
Cold Steel Spartan is Kopis style folder with its characteristic recurved edge. The blade is hollow ground from Japanese AUS 10A stainless. Sports dual stainless pocket clips. Overall 10-1/2 inches.
$93.95

Boker Urban Survival Folding Knife

#403011
This urban survival self-defense tool works as a kubaton & glass breaker as well as a razor-sharp trimming knife. Liner lock, includes pocket clip.
$51.95