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Folding Knives | Top-Quality Folders | Knife Depot

Folding knives are among the most multidimensional and versatile tools ever invented. Check out our selection of folders to get in on the action.

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Top 6 Folding Knives for 2012 | The Knife Blog

Dealing with knives for a living, I have stumbled across some really interesting high quality folding knives, and some knives that I honestly don’t care to waste my …

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Folding Knives – KnifeCenter – Knives at Knife Center

Folding Pocket knives at the Knife Center: We offer thousands of different folding knives here at Knife Center. To make your selection of folding knives easier, we …

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Folding Knives | Top-Quality Folders | Knife Depot

Folding knives are among the most multidimensional and versatile tools ever invented. Check out our selection of folders to get in on the action.

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Folding Knives – KnifeCenter – Knives at Knife Center

Folding Pocket knives at the Knife Center: We offer thousands of different folding knives here at Knife Center. To make your selection of folding knives easier, we …

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Top Three Knives (folding)

Here are some of the best folding and EDC knives available. Please share your picks and comments too! All three knives shown are great for left handed users….


A A asked What is a great auto or foldable knife for self defense?

I have a KABAR but those aren’t exactly legal or practical to carry around. I want an auto or a folding knife that YOU think would be a great self defense last-resort deterrent.

I’m thinking Karambits might give me the most effective survival chances (outside of defusing a situation)
and yes I realize not all Karambit-style knives are foldable. in fact, they usually aren’t. I’m simply considering the “Karambit” shape

And got the following answer:

A knife can be a psychological deterrent by threatening an aggressor, but they are not effective for self-defense combat. Knives have lethal ability, but little to no stopping power. Attackers 97% never feel they’ve been cut or stabbed, even lethal wounds.

Further, you are incurring serious liability to yourself. I have two cases I studied recently in the courts where people used knives to defend themselves from physically larger attackers. Both inflicted superficial wounds that did not stop the attacker, then a fatal stab wound that ultimately killed the attacker. In both cases, the person defending themselves with the knife is now in jail serving murder or manslaughter sentences.

We instinctively WANT knives to be good for self-defense. After all, people in the old days fought with knives and the the military uses them and teaches knife combat. But that is in acts of war and open combat, not our world, the modern civilian world. Our goal is not to kill our enemies. Our goal is to survive and avoid being injured.

If you need something for self-defense, use a blunt force item like a baton, flashlight or walking stick. Or use higher-quality pepper spray like Def-Tec, Fox, or Sabre. The stopping power is going to be much more effective. And always have a back-up plan.

stopthechaos asked what is a good quality knife for a female?

I want to get a knife as a gift for a friend. She is in animal studies and will be using it to castrate animals, so out of respect for them, i want it to be a good quality folding knife(preferably pink colored handle) that can hold a sharp edge. also, the blade cannot be serrated and has to be bare metal with no black coating. i am on a college budget so i don’t want to spend more than $30-40 but i will spend $50 max. any suggestions?

And got the following answer:

I had to do a lot of castration of piglets on the farm I worked on for 17 years and we always used a scalpel , they are very sharp and inexpensive and you throw them away when they lose their edge. They can also be used on larger animals as they are just like the ones surgeons use in hospitals.
Bunch of castration knives on the link from a few dollars each.

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/castration-knife.html

Mitch asked I’ve recently become intrigued with throwing knives and was wondering, who the best brand is?

I want a good quality knife, won’t break easily, and will stay sharp for a long while. Anyone have any suggestions?

And got the following answer:

I have several brands of throwing knives and ‘d have to disagree with prev. poster. United cutlery throwing knives are made of very soft metal. It is so soft that sharpening an edge becomes an issue, metal folds too quickly.
Now, that isn’t really a problem with throwing knives in general, but you mentioned staying sharp long time.
In that case I’d recommend Cold Steel true flight thrower knives.
As much as I don’t like cold steel knives, those are one of the better quality throwing knives.
Made of 1055 steel which is plenty tough and holds reasonably good edge for a throwing knife it’s a pretty good buy.
Mini review here – http://zvis.com/knives/throwing/cstft.shtml

At some point Rigid knives also made pretty solid throwing knives – http://zvis.com/knives/throwing/rigid.shtml

In general, throwing knives and good edge holding don’t really go along. Throwing implies impacts with wood and other hard objects, so blades have to be optimized for high toughness/impact resistance, which is detrimental for edge holding ability, which requires higher hardness, thus more brittle blades.

ace asked Whats the best folding pockets knife, and a cheap place on the internet to get one?

I’m looking for a folding knife that wont dull easily for less than $45 and a website that sells high quality knifes for cheap. If anyone knows let me know.

And got the following answer:

My preference is Cold Steel but I don’t know if they make a folder for under $45. Smith and Wesson makes a great knife for under $45. Just be sure that you stick with carbon steel blades and, whatever you do, DO NOT get a serrated blade. They are a pain in the butt to work with and are extremely difficult to sharpen properly. They may be OK for cutting rope or such things but as a hunting knife, I can tell you that they really suck. I know, I have one and it spends all its days in a box at home. I will never take it into the woods and I don’t have the heart to give it to a friend. Before ordering any knife, be sure to actually handle one and look it over carefully to be sure that it is the size that you want; too large and it will become uncomfortable to carry in your pocket, too small and it won’t do the job. Does the handle fit your hand comfortably? Does the blade open and close smoothly? Is the handle material something that can stand up to actual use in the woods or is it just for show? Will the handle get slippery when you get blood on it and become a dangerous thing ready to slice open your hand? You can do this at the better sporting goods stores, knife shops, or knife and gun shows. As for the best place to find a good knife on line, I don’t know which place is best. Just search around and see who has the best prices.

Seth asked What folding knife brand should I get?

I am looking for a good quality utility knife, preferably a blade over 3 1/2 inches, I go camping a lot so i need need a new knife to take, and also, where are the best knifes made? Thanks!

And got the following answer:

Well – This for Caleb – So called knife collector buys/ collect knives from China?
I’m surprised that no one mentioned – Spyderco – I always purchase an identical pair of them and keep the box – one for general use and one for my collection – the mint ones in the box usually double in value, over 10 years.
In my opinion Spyderco is one of the best mass produced
You are on the right track in asking about country of origin,
Seki Japan is town in Japan famous for metal works – and you can’t go wrong with anything with that logo –
Same as Solingen – Famous for metal work in Germany but a bit more pricey.
Also anything that is Made in USA are also good.
I just can’t believe that all the guys that replied and called them selves a ‘ Collector ‘ Never mentioned Chris Reeve Knives? – probably a legend in its own right – don’t just take my word – look him up on the net.
I’m par-time knife maker and a have a small collection of knives (50 or so ) and NON of them made in China.
Most of the brand names that was mention in other replays have moved their production to china from the USA, and sacrifice quality for the price, I would stay clear of those.

asked How to rid my pocket knife of rust.?

I have a stainless steel 440 folding knife, but the blade has some brownish, tiny specs on it that don’t come off with water/ wiping. I assume it’s rust; if not correct me and tell me how to clean it. Thanks 😀

And got the following answer:

It depends on the quality of the knife. If it’s an everyday carrier then you can use 000 or 0000 steel wool. WD-40 also can work depending on what the stain really is.

If it’s a knife you’re proud of and want to keep in the best shape, especially if the knife is valuable, you’ll want to polish it out. You can buy felt polishing pads to fit a grinder, a dremel type tool, or a standard drill. This would be my first choice. It may take a little longer, but you’ll end up removing the stain without adding additional scratches to the blade.

You can find these supplies at Lowe’s and Home Depot, or buy a little higher quality at www.Rockler.com or www.leevalley.com.

Hope this helps,

Alan

Mitch asked I’ve recently become intrigued with throwing knives and was wondering, who the best brand is?

I want a good quality knife, won’t break easily, and will stay sharp for a long while. Anyone have any suggestions?

And got the following answer:

I have several brands of throwing knives and ‘d have to disagree with prev. poster. United cutlery throwing knives are made of very soft metal. It is so soft that sharpening an edge becomes an issue, metal folds too quickly.
Now, that isn’t really a problem with throwing knives in general, but you mentioned staying sharp long time.
In that case I’d recommend Cold Steel true flight thrower knives.
As much as I don’t like cold steel knives, those are one of the better quality throwing knives.
Made of 1055 steel which is plenty tough and holds reasonably good edge for a throwing knife it’s a pretty good buy.
Mini review here – http://zvis.com/knives/throwing/cstft.shtml

At some point Rigid knives also made pretty solid throwing knives – http://zvis.com/knives/throwing/rigid.shtml

In general, throwing knives and good edge holding don’t really go along. Throwing implies impacts with wood and other hard objects, so blades have to be optimized for high toughness/impact resistance, which is detrimental for edge holding ability, which requires higher hardness, thus more brittle blades.

somerandomdude asked What’s the best steel for a utility blade, and the best way to sharpen it?

I am looking for a small folding knife, keychain size, for daily work/utility stuff. The blade only needs to be about 2 inches long, but I’d like to get one made of high-quality steel, that will keep an edge.

I’d also like to know the best way to sharpen one, in order to keep it sharp and durable.

Any help would be appreciated.

Oh, it needs to have a keychain hole.

And got the following answer:

Check out AG Russell, if you have not seen them already. They have a lot of info on qualities of steel and sharpening knives. They also have forums there where you could hook up with an expert, if you can’t find what you need on their site.

I have a handful of knives, but I finally gave in to a whim and bought their “Funny Folder.” I worked the edge over quite a bit and now sharpen it on a razor hone and strop. It holds the edge VERY well and I rarely have to sharpen it. They say the metal is ATS-34 steel with a Rockwell hardness of 60-61.
http://www.agrussell.com/a-g-russell-funny-folder—aluminum-and-aus-8-/p/RUS-FF3AL/

I recently bought a Victorinox Sentinal on a whim. Notice a trend??? I wanted to see how that one-hand opening deal worked. So-so… I can’t comment on the hardness of the steel, because I have barely used it, but it does have a loop for a keychain.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=120321434840

I don’t really care for the “modern way” of sharpening knives with that fairly blunt edge (if you know what I mean), but I prefer to just do them by hand on an Arkansas stone with oil. Sometimes, as mentioned, I keep it touched up with the fine wet stone – a razor hone.

ace asked Whats the best folding pockets knife, and a cheap place on the internet to get one?

I’m looking for a folding knife that wont dull easily for less than $45 and a website that sells high quality knifes for cheap. If anyone knows let me know.

And got the following answer:

My preference is Cold Steel but I don’t know if they make a folder for under $45. Smith and Wesson makes a great knife for under $45. Just be sure that you stick with carbon steel blades and, whatever you do, DO NOT get a serrated blade. They are a pain in the butt to work with and are extremely difficult to sharpen properly. They may be OK for cutting rope or such things but as a hunting knife, I can tell you that they really suck. I know, I have one and it spends all its days in a box at home. I will never take it into the woods and I don’t have the heart to give it to a friend. Before ordering any knife, be sure to actually handle one and look it over carefully to be sure that it is the size that you want; too large and it will become uncomfortable to carry in your pocket, too small and it won’t do the job. Does the handle fit your hand comfortably? Does the blade open and close smoothly? Is the handle material something that can stand up to actual use in the woods or is it just for show? Will the handle get slippery when you get blood on it and become a dangerous thing ready to slice open your hand? You can do this at the better sporting goods stores, knife shops, or knife and gun shows. As for the best place to find a good knife on line, I don’t know which place is best. Just search around and see who has the best prices.