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Collectible Modern Factory Manufactured Folding Knives

Whether it is a folding knife, tactical knife, or collectible pocket knife, a good blade is more than a thoughtful gift. It can be a crucial survival tool for hunting and camping. Distinctive handles or styles can turn a good pocket knife into a collector's item.

What types of collectible knives are there?

Collectible pocket knives come in styles from small common folding knives to more elaborate blades, such as tactical knives or trainers. A pocket knife may be a vital part of a multi-tool assembly.

Here are a few examples:

  • Pocket knife: A pocket knife is the classic folding knife to carry for everyday use. Closed, a pocket knife often measures 3 to 4 inches from end to end and 5 to 6 inches when open. Usually, including 1 to 3 blades of stainless steel, pocket knives can have a straight edge or a serrated edge. Well-made folding pocket knives are easy to open. They lock closed and fold over into the handle when not in use.
  • Tactical knife: Based on military arms used for self-defense, a tactical or combat knife is usually a minimum of 5 to 6 inches long and has a fixed blade.
  • Trainer: A trainer is a specialty knife without a cutting blade. A trainer helps you practice martial arts techniques involving disarming an armed opponent while protecting your personal safety.
  • Multi-tool: A multi-tool is a highly useful carrying implement that usually features a steel folding knife with various tools including screwdrivers for opening cans or lids and other implements.
What qualities does a good pocket knife have?

The blade and handle of a good pocket knife or folding knife will have a number of important features. First, make sure that the blade is made of carbon steel or stainless steel. A serrated blade is a handy addition to a pocket knife or folding knife especially for cutting through rope or fabric. Folding pocket knives lock on opening. Opening blades should be easy to do. When not in use, the knife folds back into the handle, which can be made of metal, wood, antler, plastic, bone, or another durable material. Make sure that the grip feels natural in your hand without pinching or slipping.

What qualities does a good tactical knife have?

A tactical, hunting, or combat knife should be made of high-quality stainless steel or carbon steel. Although a tactical knife can come in a variety of sizes, it is important to choose a size that will feel comfortable to work with. A long knife may look impressive but if it is hard to wield, it is not a useful tool for you personally. Choosing a grip that feels comfortable and natural is important. The handle should not pinch your fingers and should feel comfortable in any grip position. Having deep finger grooves may not necessarily guarantee a comfortable grip for your individual hand.

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