Shave Center Information Page Folding Knives
Folding Pocketknives at the Knife Center:
We offer thousands of different folding knives here at the Knife Center. To make your selection of folding knives easier, we have divided them up into different types.
Assisted Folding Knives:
Kershaw Folding Knives
Some of the best made and reasonably priced assisted opening folding knives. Kershaw Knives introduced this novel way of opening a folding knife and are, in our opinion, at the forefront with more models, the best system and great designs.
SOG Folding Knives
SOG has a great mechanism and some innovative designs with their assisted opening folding knives.
Tactical Folding Knives:
Benchmade Folding Knives
Benchmade Knives are some of the finest folding knives in the world.
Spyderco Folding Knives
When you hold a Spyderco knife in your hand you know you are holding quality. It is backed by more than 30 years of research and development to find the right steels and handle materials. The Spyderco knife has been ergonomically designed to open easily and fit comfortably in the hand while cutting.
Tanto Folding Knives
Tanto Folding Knives are very popular for tactical use. The tips of tanto folders are very strong by design. We have the best selling CQC7 from Emerson Knives (pictured) as well as Tantos from other manufacturers.
Traditional Folding Knives:
Stockman Folding Knives
This traditional pattern has a large clip blade, a sheepsfoot (straight edge) blade and a Spey blade as pictured. They come in a variety of sizes and handle materials.
Trapper Folding Knives
Trapper folding knives usually have two blades including a clip blade and a spey blade as pictured. They also come in a variety of sizes and handles.
Whittler Folding Knives
Three Blade Folders
This traditional pattern has a large clip blade, a coping blade and a pen blade as pictured. They come in a variety of sizes and handle materials.
Canoe Folding Knives
Canoes generally have 1 or 2 blades and the closed shape is "canoe" like.
Chris Reeve Folding Knives
Chris Reeve produces beautiful handmade folding knives and many think they are the best folding knives on the market.
Mother of Peal Folding Knives
Timeless classic that is always elegant. Pearl handle folding knives make great gifts.
Modern Pocket Knives:
Lockback Folding Knives
Illustrated here by the Folding Hunter from Buck, the lockback knives have a metal piece on the top of the handle that releases the blade from a locked position. We have models from under 2 inches all the way up to a foot in length and various handle materials.

Lock Options
Frame Locks, Lockbacks, Miscellaneous
Linerlocking Folding Knives
These folding knives have a liner, or metal sheet, inside the handle that is stressed so that it moves across the base of the blade when you open the knife, to lock the blade in the open position. To close the knife, you simply use your thumb to move the liner aside releasing the blade.

Handle Material Options:
Plastic, G-10, Aluminum