History of folders

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by kBob, Mar 8, 2021.

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  1. kBob

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    So I know that slip joints have been around since atleast the 1700s and I suspect a lot longer.

    When did various lock blade types come about?

    How about thumb studs for one hand opening or even a hole like SpyderCo uses?

    Someone might make a photo and drawing rich little card back that Amazon could sell of that if they knew what they were doing history wise... maybe profit enough to buy a few knives.

    Anything like that out there already?

    -kBob
     
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    500-600 BC
     
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    1660 for the first backspring knives.

    500BC
    600bc-pocket-knife-new.jpg
    The Hallstatt Knife is the earliest folder. It was a friction folder. Later, the Romans made friction folders as well.
     
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