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Folding knives that didnt Lock
Today when we think of a folding knife one might think of a knife that has a locking mechanism of some type to lock the blade into place. Maybe you might think of a button you push and the blade springs open, most of which have a plastic or synthetic handle. If your a long time hunter, fisher or woodsman you may remember the single blade jack knives with jig bone handles.
Years ago dating back as far as the 1700's some folding knives were made very simple. A piece of horn would be slotted or a piece of wood or bone and a hand forged blade would be fitted into place and pinned so the blade would swivel open or closed.
This type of knife very often would be carried in a possible bag or shooting bag and used for smaller chores or maybe to be used for cutting patch for a muzzleloader.
Above is pictured what is called a friction folding knife. A folding knife that has no locking or spring back locks. The knife shown has stop pins for the blade front and rear but the blade still pivots open and closed from the pressure put on the peened main pin. This is similar in design to the earliest style folding knives.
Antique Knives Information..how and where?
- Antique Knives Information..how and where?
If you have been into knives for years or maybe your just getting into knives or knife history there is some good info out there on old or antique knives. I will get asked this question all the time. "Where...
Large Knives were Common in Early America
- Large Knives were Common in Early America
Today when we think of a knife we would carry everyday or even a hunting knife most don't think of the large or big knife. We may picture in our mind a knife seen in the big box store with a shiny blade and...