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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CASE 2-blade Pocket Knife 6254 CV Amber Bone

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

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Original Bowie Knife + GF Pocket Knife

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

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Kershaw Blackout Ken Onion Assisted Open Pocket Knife 14C28N 1550 7 3/4" Op GFN

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Rapid River Yooper Pocket Clip Knife

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QUEEN CUTLERY GENUINE TORCHED STAG #10 ROOSTER POCKET KNIFE

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PARKER CO. EAGLE BRAND CUTLERY. 5 Blade Smooth Bone Sow Belly Pocket Knife

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Case XX 052 Amber Bone SS Hobo Pocket Knife

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Queen Steel texas toothpick pocket knife bone D-2 steel etched folding hunter

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KERSHAW Stainless Steel CHIVE Assisted Damascus Folding Pocket Knife! 1600DAM

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HEN & ROOSTER AND Stag Congress Pocket Knives German

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Case XX Black Trapper Pocket Knife Model 06238 + Free Case Knife Stand

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

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KERSHAW 1600VIB CHIVE 1600 SMALL FOLDING POCKET KNIFE RAINBOW TITANIUM

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New Zero Tolerance #ZT-0350 Assisted Opening Pocket Knife

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COLD STEEL OD Green SR1 Straight CPM S35V Steel Folding Pocket Knife New! 62L

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SUPER RARE Cutco Copperhead #1846 Pocket Knife IN BOX - GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!!

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Victorinox Swiss Army Work Champ Pocket Knife New

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CASE XX Black Widow Pink Pearl Trapper pocket Knives

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CASE XX 58L SS Lock Blade Pocket Knife

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Case XX 42940 Carbon Fiber Trapper Pocket Knife

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Kizer Anodized Titanium Folder Everyday Carry EDC Pocket Knife

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Case XX Back Pocket Knife Skinner Blade Sawcut Caramel Bone Handle CA-33981 USA

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

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CASE XX Halloween Tiny Toothpick Pocket Knives Knife

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Lot# 10 Kershaw 1600vib Rainbow Pocket Knife Chive plain Blade speedsafe *Blem*

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CH3504 Titanium Handle Flipper Pocket Knife S35VN Blade Ball Bearing Pivot

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Beautiful Cherry Wood pocket knife Fixed blade Display case countertop Storage

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38 IMPLEMENTS VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY CHAMP POCKET KNIFE RED WITH LEATHER POUCH

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FOX Black KARAMBIT N690Co Straight Folding Pocket Knife! New 478B

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Havalon Knives Evolve Folding Multi Tool Pocket Knife Black Jim Shockey 60AMTS

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Medford Knife & Tool Theseus Pocket Knife PVD Titanium Handle D2 MK40DT-30PV

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Case XX 260 Amber Bone SS Russlock Pocket Knife

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1660CKTST Leek Kershaw pocket knife combo edge 1660 speed safe Made USA *BLEM*

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Case Cutlery XX Burnt Bone Stag Slimline Trapper Folding Pocket Knife 65307

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KERSHAW Black G-10 SKYLINE Straight DAMASCUS Folding Pocket Knife! 1760DAM

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SOG Tactical Black FLASH II 2 ASSISTED Plain TANTO Folding Pocket Knife! TFSAT-8

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BENCHMADE Brown Wood NORTH FORK Plain Satin S30V Folding Pocket Knife! 15031-2

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COLD STEEL Carbon Fiber LUCKY ONE Straight CPM-S35VN Folding Pocket Knife! 54VPM

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Benchmade Boost 590 Pocket Knife

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Case XX USA 5 Dot 1975 6488 Jumbo Congress Knife Mint TWO Knives

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MOORE MAKER 6206LL GENUINE TORCHED STAG LINERLOCK JUMBO TRAPPER POCKET KNIFE

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FLEXCUT Wood Carving POCKET JACK For Carvin' Folding 4 Blade Pocket Knife! JKN89

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New Moore Maker #5205 Pocket Knife, Muskrat Pattern

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KERSHAW Black Oxide BLACKWASH SKYLINE Straight Folding Pocket Knife! 1760BW

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Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife

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SCHATT & MORGAN #01 MARVEL WOOD SWAYBACK JACK POCKET KNIFE, 1 of 20 MADE

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Havalon Knives Baracuta Z Folding Pocket Knife Black Game + Blades SHARP 127Z

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Case Orange Trapper Pocket Knife

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VTG BUCK 110 2 dot folding Hunter Pocket Knife USA 1970s w Buck leather sheath

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Vintage JA Henckles Solingen Germany Large Lockblade Pocket Knife "Stag Handles"

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Buck Vantage Pro Pocket Knife BOS Treated S30V Steel Plain Edge 347BKS1

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Case XX 18224 Rough Black Russlock Pocket Knife

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DOC Sand Color Tactical EDC D2 Folding Pocket Knife

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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.