Pocket Knives

Pocket Knives

buck 110 folding lockblade pocket knifePocket Knives or pocketknife are fold-able knives with one or more blades that fit inside the handle that can still fit in a pocket. It is also known as a jackknife or jack-knife. A typical blade length is 5 to 15 centimeters (2 to 6 in). Pocket knives are versatile tools, and may be used for anything from opening an envelope, to cutting twine, slicing a piece of fruit or even as a means of self-defense.

The earliest known pocketknives date to at least the early Iron Age. A pocketknife with a bone handle was found at the Hallstatt Culture type site in Austria, dating to around 600-500 BCE. Iberian folding-blade knives made by indigenous artisans and craftsmen and dating to the pre-Roman era have been found in Spain.

Folding Blade Pocket Knives

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FOX Dark Earth KARAMBIT N690Co Straight Folding Pocket Knife! New 479E

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FLEXCUT Wood Carving WHITTLIN' JACK Folding Pocket Knife DETAIL + Roughing JKN88

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PMP Knives Berserker Flipper Pocket Knife Stonewashed S35VN Blade Made by Maxace

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KERSHAW Tactical Black LEEK ASSISTED SERRATED Pocket Knife! 1660CKTST

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COLD STEEL Spear Point CODE 4 Plain Edge CTS XHP Folding Pocket Knife! 58TPCS

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Bulldog Germany Pocket Knife 1995

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KERSHAW Black LEEK Straight Stonewash Folding LINERLOCK Pocket Knife New! 1660CF

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Kizer Intrepid Pocket Knife VG10 Plain Edge Green G-10 Handle V4468A2

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FIDGET SPINNER FOLDING POCKET KNIFE Steel Blade Meteorite EDC Made in USA New

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MCUSTA Black Micarta TACTILITY Straight Folding Pocket Knife New! MCU121

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Bulldog Pocket Knife 110th Run For the Roses Kentucky Derby 1984

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KERSHAW Gray DIVIDEND Straight Assisted DAMASCUS Folding Pocket Knife 1812GRYDAM

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COLD STEEL Aluminum CODE 4 Straight TANTO CTS XHP Folding Pocket Knife! 58TPCT

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COLD STEEL OD Green IMMORTAL Straight CTS-XHP Steel Folding Pocket Knife! 23GVG

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case stockman pocket knife model 10318 ss USA

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COLD STEEL Gray 4 MAX Straight CPM 20CV Steel Folding Pocket Knife New! 62RN

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CASE XX POCKET KNIFE 4.1/8" CLOSED TRAPPER BURNT PRIME STAG HANDLE S.S. BLADES

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CASE XX POCKET KNIFE 3 1/2" CLOSED TEAR DROP BONE STAG 6.5 HANDLE S.S. BLADES

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BULLDOG BRAND Germany Blue & Silver Glitter Pocket Knife 2008

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BENCHMADE ASSISTED OPEN BLADE POCKET KNIFE WOOD HANDLE DROP POINT BLADE FA13

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CASE XX POCKET KNIFE 4.625" CLOSED BACK POCKET CARAMEL BONE HANDLE S.S BLADE

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KERSHAW Green KNOCKOUT Straight Assisted DAMASCUS Folding Pocket Knife 1870OLDAM

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BENCHMADE 580S Assisted Opening Partial Serrated Pocket Knife

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Spyderco Silverax Flipper Pocket Knife Carbon Fiber Handle S30V Steel C228CFP

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Spyderco Folding Pocket Knife New Chaparral C152CFP

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case stockman pocket knives lot of 14

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CRKT K250KXP Homefront EDC Tactical Hunting Pocket Knife

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Case XX 30112 Smooth Chestnut Bone Trapperlock with Clip Pocket Knife

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Case XX 189 Brown Large Staminawood Folding Hunter Pocket Knife with Leather Sh

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SILVER STAG POCKET KNIFE THE LINERLOCK PUP D2 3.5" CLOSED ELK HANDLE

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We Knife Co 715E Ignition Framelock Blade Pocket Knife BLACK G10 Handle EDC JT

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3" CLOSED CASE POCKET KNIFE OCEAN BLUE BONE JIGGED LOCK BACK MODEL CA-46665

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10 x 6.5" TAC FORCE SPRING ASSISTED TACTICAL FOLDING POCKET KNIFE Assist Open

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CASE XX POCKET KNIFE 4.125" CLOSED TRIBAL LOCK ANTIQUE BONE LOCKING BLADE MADE U

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BOKER TREE BRAND Smooth Rosewood Bird Hunter Stainless Pocket Knives Knife

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FOX Tactical Gray Straight Folding STONEWASHED Finish KARAMBIT Pocket Knife! 478

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Gerber US-Assist Open Button Lock Pocket Knife S30V SS 30-001205N 7 1/4" Open

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Spyderco ManBug Plain Edge Folding Pocket Knife MBKP **NEW**

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SILVER STAG POCKET KNIFE SMALL NOTCH FOLDER D2 4.25" CLOSED CARIBOU HANDLE D2 B

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Moore Maker pocket knife yellow trapper bone folding hunter farmer carbon w/case

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Vintage Multi Tool Swiss Army Type High Steel Pocket Knife Tokyo Japan 4 layer

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We Knife Co 715F Ignition SATIN Blade Pocket Knife BLACK G10 Handle EDC JT VG10

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QUEEN CUTLERY #19 WORK HORSE SERIES 1 BLADE TRAPPER POCKET KNIFE, 1095 CARBON

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Case XX 9720 Pocket Worn Bermuda Green Bone Trapper Pocket Knife

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Case XX 9723 Pocket Worn Bermuda Green Bone Mini Copperlock Pocket Knife

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"German Eye" Solingen 3 blade stockman pocket knife.

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Discontinued Kershaw Blackout Assisted Opening plain edge Pocket Knife 1550

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ProTech Cambria Flipper Black Handle Stonewashed Plain Edge Pocket Knife CF01

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Vintage Liliput Springer Pocket Knife

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SPYDERCO Aluminum DOG TAG Gen4 Plain Edge FOLDING Pocket Knife New! C188ALP

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Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble Brass Handle CTS® XHP Steel Pocket Knife C152RNP

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DOC Sand Color Tactical EDC D2 Folding Pocket Knife

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SCHATT & MORGAN #01 MARVEL WOOD SWAYBACK JACK POCKET KNIFE, 1 of 30 MADE

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SPYDERCO Green ENDURA 4 ZOME Straight VG-10 Folding Pocket Knife New! C10ZFPGR

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Nice Tiffany & Co Victorinox Sterling Silver & .750 18K Gold Pocket Knife

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1670OLBLK KERSHAW BLUR Pocket Knife Speedsafe USA NEW *Blem* assisted opener

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Case XX 111 Yellow CV Trapperlock Pocket Knife

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Kershaw Folding Pocket Knife Lot 11 (Assorted)

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12" EXTRA LARGE Folding Pocket KARAMBIT KNIFE Claw Tactical Combat w/ SHEATH

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SPYDERCO c196 Pocket knife Camping folding knife Self-defense knife 1pcs

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CASE XX SEAHORSE WHITTLER CARIBBEAN BLUE BONE POCKET KNIFE 6355WH Pocket Worn

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Spyderco Tenacious Folding Black Carbon Fiber Pocket Knife Reversible 122CFBBKP

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Brown handle Italian Mini Wasp body Stiletto Keychain pocket knife

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1910RD Kershaw Pocket Knife  Snap On version RARE G&G HAWK DESIGN LOCK LIMITED

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SPYDERCO BYRD Black G-10 RAVEN 2 Straight Folding Pocket Knife! NEW! BY08GP2

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(NIB) Browning Damascus Mother Of Pearl Handle Folding Pocket Knife Japan 322024

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Pocket Knife Reviews

More About Pocket Knives

The Peasant Knife

The peasant knife, farmer knife, or penny knife is the original and most basic design of folding pocket knife, using a simple pivoted blade that folds in and out of the handle freely, without a backspring, slipjoint, or blade locking mechanism. The first peasant knives date to the pre-Roman era, but were not widely distributed nor affordable by most people until the advent of limited production of such knives in cutlery centers such as Sheffield, England commencing around 1650, with large-scale production starting around the year 1700 with models such as Fuller's Penny Knife and the Wharncliffe Knife.

Some peasant knives used a bolster or tensioning screw at the blade to apply friction to the blade tang in order to keep the blade in the open position. The smallest (Nos. 2 -5) Opinel knives are an example of the peasant knife. The knife's low cost made it a favorite of small farmers, herdsmen, and gardeners in Europe and the Americas during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Slip Joint Pocket Knives

Most pocket knives for light duty are "slipjoints." This means that the blade does not lock but, once opened, is held in place by tension from a flat bar or leaf-type backspring that allows the blade to fold if a certain amount of pressure is applied. 

The first spring-back knives were developed around 1660 in England, but were not widely available until the arrival of the Industrial Revolution and the development of machinery capable of mass production. Most locking knives have only one blade that is as large as can be fitted into the handle, because the locking mechanism relies on the spring along the back of the blade to lock it and it is difficult to build in multiple levers, one for each blade. Slipjoints tend to be smaller than other typical pocket knives.

Lock-Blade Pocket Knives

Lock-blade knives have been dated to the 15th century. In Spain, one early lock-blade design was the Andalusian clasp knife popularly referred to as the navaja. Opinel knives use a twist lock, consisting of a metal ferrule or barrel ring that is rotated to lock the blade either open or closed. In the late 20th century lock-blade pocket knives were popularized and marketed on a wider scale. Companies such as Buck Knives, Camillus, Case, and Gerber, created a wide range of products with locks of various types. The most popular form, the lockback knife, was popularized by Buck Knives in the 1960s, so much that the eponymous term "buck knife" was used to refer to lockback knives that were not manufactured by Buck.

Tactical Folding Knife

There has been criticism against the notion of a "Tactical Folding Knife" when employed as a weapon instead of a utility tool. Students of knife fighting point out that any locking mechanism can fail and that a folding knife regardless of lock strength can never be as reliable as a fixed-blade combat knife. Lynn Thompson, martial artist and CEO of Cold Steelpointed out in an article in Black Belt magazine that most tactical folding knives are too short to be of use in a knife fight and that even though he manufactures, sells, and carries a tactical folder, it is not ideal for fighting.

Buck's lockback knife was originally marketed as a "folding hunting knife" and while it became popular with sportsmen, it saw use with military personnel as it could perform a variety of tasks. Custom knife makers began making similar knives, in particular was knifemaker Bob Terzuola. Terzuola is credited with coining the phrase "Tactical Folder"

Existing US Laws Regarding Pocket Knives

Pocket knives are legal to own in most countries, but may face legal restrictions on their use. While pocket knives are almost always designed as tools, they do have the potential to be considered by legal authorities as weapons.

In the United States, knives are regulated by federal, state, and municipal laws. Some jurisdictions prohibit the possession or use of pocket knives that feature locking blades. Others prohibit certain blade styles perceived by law enforcement and legal authorities as optimal for offensive fighting, transforming the pocket knife from a utility tool into a deadly weapon. These might include knives with dirk, dagger (double-edge), bowie, or stiletto blades. In some jurisdictions it is illegal to conceal knives larger than a certain size or with blades over a certain length, particularly when combined with locking blade mechanisms.

The possession or carrying of a folding pocket knife with a quick-opening mechanism such as a gravity knife, butterfly knife/balisong, or switchblade may be prohibited. Under U.S. federal law, switchblades and ballistic knives are banned from interstate shipment, sale, or importation, or possession on federal or Indian lands or U.S. possessions and may be prohibited entirely in some states. (These laws do NOT include assisting opening knives) Knives of any size or configuration may be prohibited by federal or state laws in certain designated areas or places, such as schools, courthouses, jails, power plants, or airports.