Folding Knives

Folding knives, or folders, have blades that fold, most often into a slot within the handle frames, or between handle halves and slabs. There are many renditions of folders, including pocketknives, assisted-opening folders, automatics or switchblades, butterfly knives and one-hand-opening, locking folders with or without pocket clips.

What’s Your “Comeback” Knife?

Is there a specific knife model, a knife style or some other knife feature, gizmo or what have you that you don’t see anymore but would like to see make a comeback? It can be just about anything—custom or factory, combat or kitchen, utility or fantasy—you name it and you discuss it. A picture...

The Gathering 5 In Las Vegas This Weekend

  Knifemakers, knife manufacturers, knifemaking suppliers, purveyors—anything and everything to do with knives, gear, lights and toys, particularly of the tactical kind—will party down this Labor Day weekend for the Usual Suspect Network’s Gathering 5 in Las Vegas. Held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and billed as the “Ultimate Party for USN...

How Do You Open Your Knife?

So which do you like best to open the blade on your folding knife? Are you a fan of the “Spyderco hole” or do you prefer the thumb studs of such knives as the Timberline SOC Folder? How about a disc atop the blade? Or do you simply grasp the blade between thumb and...

A Cool Lady’s or Gent’s Knife

The Spyderco Ambitious is advertised as a small (3.5 inches closed) palm-sized workhorse offering big performance in a compact knife package. It definitely fits in my palm—in fact, with my hand being perhaps a tad larger than medium-sized for an adult male, it swallows the G-10 handle completely. Ergo, fully grasped, the butt is...