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.

Thumb studs are the mode of opening for the Timberline SOC folding knife.

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...

Looking for a cool lady's or gent's knife? The Spyderco Ambitious fills the bill.

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...

Jerry McClue, maker of "Wild Thing," will be among the exhibiting makers at the Denver Custom Knife Show. ( photo)

Hot Knives at Denver Custom Knife Show!

The 21st Annual Denver Custom Knife Show will feature some of the world’s finest custom knives, knifemakers, custom knife purveyors and knifemaking supply companies this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18, at the Crowne Plaza-DIA in Denver, Colorado.  Bring in the flyer from page 25 of the October BLADE® ( or page 11 of the...

The Microtech D.O.C. Kill Switch—the BLADE Magazine 2013 Most Innovative American Design—is on the cover of the new BLADE®, on newsstands today!

New BLADE Hits Newsstands TODAY!

Get all the poop on the 2013 BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo (—including the BLADE Magazine 2013 Knives Of The Year® and the show’s other hottest knives—Steven “MeatEater” Rinella’s assessment of the SOG Huntspoint hunting knife and more in the latest BLADE® (, on most newsstands TODAY!  Highlights include:  •Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame©...

David Yellowhorse enters the Buck Collectors Club during the Buck Collectors Silver Anniversary gala. From left: Larry Oden, David Yellowhorse, Gene Merritt and John Foresman.

Buck Collectors Observe 25th Anniversary

  Hundreds of Buck knife collectors converged on Spokane, Washington, and Post Falls, Idaho, last week for the Buck Collectors Club International’s 25th Anniversary Gala.   A celebration of Buck knives, seminars on Buck knives, tours of the Buck manufacturing plant just across the border in Post Falls, and much more highlighted the event,...