It is one of the most practical knives to use. Just one little
question. On what basis you choose your knives? Consider, when you
purchase not only your needs, but also the locking mechanism. A
multitude of systems exist, offering varying degrees lock. Here are
the most common.
The most common mechanism is the slip-joint. A spring placed between
decks, housed in the upper part of the handle, just press the heel of
Pressure on the back of the blade enough to fold the knife, which is
never actually locked. The second mechanism is the lockback. The upper
part of the heel is made by a metal rod inserted between the plates at
the top and the blade is completely locked.
Just two other systems quite popular Linerlock and Framelock. On a
liner-lock, a tabletop is cut and served as spring. It folds into the
interior of plates when the knife is open, and put pressure on the
lower part of the heel.On the frame-lock, the principle is the same,
except that since the entire race is metal, so a portion of the
handle, which acts liner. The blocking is supposed to offer more
robust than on a liner-lock. Note to left-handers: liner and frame are
not ambidextrous systems. The choice of a system rather than another
depends on your taste and your use of the knife.