(cont. from Slip Joint and Multi-Blade Folding Knives category page)
The majority of slip joint and multi-blade folders made today are based on designs from, in some cases, the 1880’s. Handle materials such as, jigged bone, Stag, wood and even Ivory on slip joint folding knives is nothing new. Steels and handle materials have been upgraded since then and today.
Two terms often associated with slip joint folding knives are “Walk and Talk.”
The polished part of the spring front where the tang end and torque point move when opening and closing the blade.
The sound a blade makes when it snaps open or shuts at the end of the walk, causing knife people to speak of the “walk and talk” of the pocket knife.
The custom versions of these knives started to gain in popularity in the 1990’s. This was due in large part to the custom knife maker Tony Bose. Tony is considered the premier slip joint folding knife maker in the world.
While slip joint folding knives may have been the preferred folder of your father or grandfather, these knives have nothing on the custom versions that are being produced today. The quality, steel(s), tolerance’s, and material choices help to keep the knives from two centuries ago still relevant today.
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