Types of Pocket Knives

In general, a pocket knife, also called a folding knife, is a kind of knife where the blade will fold away inside the handle. They are tiny to be carried in your pocket, hence the name pocket knife. However, there's several different types of personalized pocket knives. In this news story, I will report the difference in a traditional pocket knife or slip joint, a lock back pocket knife, a liner locking pocket knife, & an assisted opening pocket knife.

Most of you have probably seen & even used a traditional pocket knife. They are usually between & inches long, & consist of to blades. Now this is usually speaking. There's some that are longer & have more blades. The traditional pocket knife, or slip joint, makes use of a spring tool between the handles to hold the knife blade open. When the blade of the knife is fully open, the spring holds the blade open. However, the blade is not locked in place. When pressure is put on the back of the blade, it will close.

A lock back pocket knife is an advancement of the traditional pocket knife. It also has a spring tool to hold the blade open. However, the spring of a lock back has a hook made in it, & the blade has a notch in it. When fully opened the hook & notch line up, which in turn locks the blade in place. The blade will then stay locked until the operator presses on an exposed part of the spring, located on the back of the knife. When you press this exposed part of the spring, it disengages the hook & notch. You can then fold the blade back in to the handle. This makes a lock back knife safer than a traditional pocket knife, because the blade cannot close by accident. You can also visit to get more info.

Another popular type of locking pocket knife is the liner lock. The liner lock has a leaf cut out of the liner that acts as a spring. When the blade is fully opened, this leaf springs over in front of the bottom of the blade, locking it in place. So it is actually the liner of the knife that is holding it open. Hence the name, liner lock. To close the knife, you push this leaf of the liner over, usually together with your thumb, while pushing on the back of the blade. The liner is then out of the way, allowing the blade to fold back in to the handle. These knives are also safe from accidental closings.

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