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420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.

We have a wide variety of 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives to choose from. All knives are discounted ensuring the best price without sacrificing quality. You're sure to find a knife for you. All folding knives come with belt clips. Don't be fooled by these low prices! These are high quality economy knives.

What makes these knives superb is the steel used. Many knives are made with inferior grades of stainless steel.† Of course this makes these slightly more expensive than those run-of-the-mill $3.99 folders - you get what you pay for.

Also, be sure to check out our pen knives.

†† Folding Knives

Folding Knife Camo Coated 420 Handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife. Open 5.25" - Closed 3" Blade 2.25"

$8.95 each


Folding Knife Desert ironwood handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife.
Open 7.75" - Closed 4.5" Blade 3.25"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife anodized aluminum handle with badge inlay, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife. Open 5.75" - Closed 3.5" Blade 2.25"

$9.95 each


Folding Knife Anodized aluminum handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife. Open 7.75" - Closed 4.5" Blade 3.25"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife Pakka wood handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife.
Open 5.75" - Closed 3.25" Blade 2.5"

$8.95 each


Folding Knife Pakka wood (color wood) with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife. Open 8" - Closed 4.5" Blade 3.5" (No Belt Clip)

$11.95 each


Folding Knife closed linerlock. VG-10 stainless core forged with Damascus Steel, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 7.5" - Closed 4.25" Blade 3.25"

$74.95 each



Folding Knife closed linerlock. VG-10 stainless core forged with Damascus Steel, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 8" - Closed 4.5" Blade 3.5" (No Belt Clip)

$74.95 each


Folding Knife Titanium coated 420 handle, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife.
Open 6.75" - Closed 4" Blade 2.75"

$11.95 each


Folding Knife Anodized aluminum handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife. Open 8" - Closed 4.5" - Blade 3.5"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife Pakka wood handle with stainless steel inlay shield, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife (No Belt Clip).
Open 6.75" - Closed 4" Blade 2.75"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife Anodized aluminum handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife. Open 7.75" - Closed 4.25" Blade 3.5"

$9.95 each


Folding Knife Camo Coated 420 Handle, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 6" - Closed 3.5" Blade 2.5" (No Belt Clip)

$7.95 each


Folding Knife Pakka wood (color wood), 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives. (No Belt Clip)
Open 8" - Closed 4.5" Blade 3.5"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife Titanium coated 420 handle, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 7.5" - Closed 4.25" Blade 3.25"

$12.95 each


Folding Knife Anodized aluminum handle with pocket clip, 20 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knife.
Open 8" - Closed 4.5" Blade 3.5"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife Anodized aluminum handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 7" - Closed 4" Blade 3"

$10.95 each


Folding Knife Double colors G10 handle with pocket clip, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives. Open 8.25" - Closed 4.75" Blade 3.5"

$12.95 each


Folding Knife plastic handle with textured rubber inlay, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 8" - Closed 4.75" Blade 3.25" (No Belt Clip)

$10.95 each


Folding Knife plastic handle with textured rubber inlay, 420 stainless steel, one-handed opening, folding knives.
Open 8" - Closed 4.75" Blade 3.25" (No Belt Clip)

$9.95 each

Folding knives with one-handed blade movement

A folding knife is a knife with a blade that may be moved between open and closed positions with one hand. A blade is connected by a fixed pivot pin to a casing having the usual two handle or cover pieces providing a casing with a space for receiving the blade in the closed position. A substantially V-shaped slot extends through one of the cover pieces in close proximity and partially surrounding relation to the pivot pin.

In addition to a circular opening for the pivot pin, the blade tang includes a linearly elongated, through slot communicating at one end with the circular opening. An actuating member, having integral head and stem portions, extends through the V-shaped slot in the cover piece and sliding engages the slot in the blade tang, and into a blind V-slot in the inwardly facing surface of the other cover piece. The head of the actuating member may be manually engaged by the operator and moved from one end of the V-shaped slot to the other as the stem portion engaging the tang slot moves the blade about the pivot pin between open and closed positions.

History

Folding knives are surprisingly old; there are examples in Roman history, and they were quite popular when pockets were in vogue from about the 1600s on. But not all folding knives are Western folding knives. Western folding knives look like oversized pocket knives, with brown handles and blades with only one sharp side that are as long as five inches; when folded out, a Western folding knife's blade will lock into place.

Design

The folded-out design is based on the Bowie knife, the tool crucial to the taming of the American West. But a One Handed Opening Folding Knife is handy for anyone who doesn't want to deal with a knife sheath hanging on his belt; folding knives fit neatly into your pocket.

The spring folding knives use is called a lock back spring. It's been in use for over a century, and allows you to fold your knife and put it in your pocket, yet also use it in the same manner as a straight knife when it's open.

Lock back springs like those on folding knives operate vertically, and snap into a cutout in the tang of the blade. You can release the lock on your folding knife by pressing the spring on the back of the knife handle. Though it's secure and strong, a folding knife's lock back spring normally requires two hands to operate, a drawback in some situations. But you have the security of knowing that your folding knife will never open by itself in your pocket.

Folding knives, like Bowies and others knives in the same family, have a blade on one side while the other side is dull. Western folding knives are designed this way to make it simple to bring leverage to bear on whatever you're cutting. This makes a Western folding knife an excellent choice for hunting, cub scouts, boy scouts, camping and it's a good all-purpose utility knife as well.

Caring for your Folding Knife

One Handed Opening Folding Knives, just like any knife, need to be taken care of. Depending on the material the handle of your folding knife is made of, you may want to polish it, buff it, or just clean it. The blade of your folding knife, needs much more care. It should be regularly oiled and wiped clean; and the spring should be cleaned and oiled at the same time. If you use your folding knife in messy situations, such as butchering while hunting, you should clean it after each and every use.

If you sharpen your folder, you should do so every time it is cleaned. Keep it away from moisture when you're not using it. The blade of your folding knife should always have a thin layer of oil on it to repel water and humidity.

420 Steel Overview:
420 is a general purpose stainless steel containing medium quantity of carbon. With good corrosion resistance qualities in mild atmosphere, domestic and industrial environments, 420 steel is resistant to ammonia, blood, detergent solutions, dilute nitric acid, carbonic acid, crude oil, fresh water, food acids, many petroleum products, steam and vinegar etc. As compared to 440 grades, 420 has good strength and reasonable impact resistant properties in both hardened and tempered conditions .

420 steel is also called Surgical Steel, because it is being used in production of surgical instruments on large scale around the world, due to its good corrosion resistant and easily machining qualities. It is also being used in cutting tools like our Knifes, other Daggers, Swords, Haircutting and Domestic scissors. Grinding is easy and produces a fine, vivid and smooth polished surface.

420 steel, due to its excellent hardenability, it is capable of getting hardened up to 54 HRC Rockwell or higher depending upon carbon contents. Small sections can be air cooled and larger sections should be oil quenched for maximum hardness.

Damascus Steel Overview:
Damascus steel is a form of ancient steel. Its history connects with ancient Persian, Egyptian and Indian craftsmen who produced this steel for sword making. Later Japanese sword makers also adopted this technique for sword making. Today, the reason for demand of Damascus steel is that it is beautiful; it has variety of pattern-designs on the surface. Damascus steel is in fact just pattern welded steel, just weld together a few hundred layers of hard and soft steel and then etch in acid. The acid attacks the hard and soft steels at different rates resulting in a visible pattern on the steel. Today there are many methods to produce Damascus steel and there is a lot of variety of its patterns/designs but a few are available in the market.

Its maximum hardness is 52 HRC, which is good but not enough to compare it with the hardness of modern materials. But its beauty makes it precious, thatís why it is an expensive material, it is being use in Knife making from many years and a very few manufacturers produce Haircutting Scissors from this material which is very expensive.

There are some stories about Damascus steel that it has magical beauty and it is indestructible, when produced with fused diamond dust in it. In truth, Damascus is just steel. It has no magical properties and is not indestructible, nor is there any "diamond dust" in it, if you do put diamond in it; it would just dissolve into the steel as regular carbon, and would not impart any special properties.

The Damascus of legend was also known as Wootz or Bulat and was a very high carbon crucible steel. Bits of steel and iron and carbon are placed in a ceramic crucible and heated at very high temperatures until it all fuse together. The high carbon content (usually above 2% - most steels used have less than 1% carbon) forms a lot of carbides, which precipitate forming lines on the surface of the steel. It is these lines of carbides that create the "watering" effect that Damascus is so famous for.

Composition:
†There are no standard compositions for this material. Different manufacturers in past, produced this material according to their own plan with available resources. There is lot of research conducted on it producing different patterns in different thickness and in different shapes. Actually every new pattern has its own specific requirements for adding Carbon, Manganese and Chromium, similarly forging method and quantity of layer also has an impact on its hardness and stress test.

According to our research, we found these basic properties of Damascus steel, approximately similar in every producerís work in different techniques.

Carbon Volume: 0.50% to 6% (According to Ancient specimen) - Normally 2%
Highest Hardness achieved: 45 to 52 HRC
Best tempering temperature: It depends on the composition of both hard and soft steels.

Due to its high carbon content, it is highly corrosive material and easily gets rusted if not treated properly during production for longer life of parts.

Pattern Development:
The patterns that can be developed in the Damascus steel are endless, but a few categories are available in the market.

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