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Friction Folder - Locking Systems

Friction Folder Info

Description

While a friction folder isn't really a locking type, it is a method for keeping the blade of a knife open. A friction folder typically has two characteristics: The pivot is tighter than a typical folder to better keep the knife open, and there is a protrusion from the spine of the blade that allows the user to apply pressure when open, making the knife harder to close by accident.

Friction folders are not a common folder type, and are not as practical for daily use as a locking blade. The method for opening most friction folders using the spine protrusion is also awkward to use. However with all these encumberances, I still personally find joy in their use and contruction as they have a lot of character.

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