If you ask the average person what a folding knife looks like and what they are best used for, you’ll get dozens of different answers. One person may describe a single blade pocket knife with a wood grain handle, and another may describe a tactical blade suitable for dangerous combat missions. That’s because these versatile knives have been designed and improved upon over the years to the point that they can be used for tasks no one thought of before.
Of course, all folding knives have a blade that pivots around a point at one end of the handle. When the knife is closed, the blade rests in the handle, protecting its sharp edge. This common feature adds to the versatility of these knives since they don’t require a sheath to protect the blade or carry the knife. You simply fold it, slide it in your pocket or backpack, and it’s stowed away and ready for the next time you need it. Add a clip to the side of the handle and you can be sure it won’t slip out of place either.
A feature to pay attention to on a folding blade is the locking mechanism. Not all folding blades lock into place when opened. If you need a knife to perform poking or jabbing type tasks, you’ll want to choose one with the added safety of a locking mechanism. Don’t forget about the unlocking mechanism either, you want the blade to unlock and fold easily and efficiently.
Which knife is right for you?
So much of choosing a knife comes down to what you want to do with it and what your preferences are on all the features available on the market today. At Off-Grid Knives, we are experts when it comes to explaining your options. We are committed to providing you with the best buying experience possible, so reach out to us today and let us provide you with the right edged blade for your needs.