How to Close a Pocket Knife With a Lock

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There are many reasons to lock your pocket knife. You can use a button lock or a compression lock. And you can even use a liner lock. However, before you start putting these locks on your pocket knife, it helps to understand what they are, and how they work.

Button lock

A button lock is an easy way to keep your blade closed when you are not using it. It also works to prevent accidental openings. Although the procedure is simple, there are some safety precautions you should take.

In order to close a pocket knife with a button lock, you will first need to grasp the blade with your dominant hand. This ensures that you have control over the pin. While it’s recommended that you use both hands, you can also do it with your non-dominant hand.

The next step is to push down on the back of the blade. When you do this, you should feel some tension as the spring bar holds the lug in place.

Once you feel that the lug has released, you can then release the pin. If you do not want to use your hands, you can place the blade on a flat surface. Move the blade slowly until it is in position.

Liner lock

The liner lock is a knife locking mechanism that was patented in the United States in 1906. It has since been used in a variety of knives. One of the main advantages of the liner lock is its simplicity. But it is not as strong or durable as other locking systems.

Liner locks are designed to allow users to close a pocket knife with one hand, a feature that is very appealing to new knife owners. Misuse of the lock can lead to injury. This is why it is important to regularly check the function of the locking system.

A liner lock consists of a spring-tensioned bar that locks the blade. This is the most commonly used type of locking system. Some other types include the frame lock and the lockback.

There are many different types of locking systems, but they all share the same principle. They are designed to protect the blade from wear and tear.

Compression lock

If you are looking to buy a new pocket knife and want to get a good locking system, you may want to consider a Compression Lock. This type of locking mechanism is not only stronger and safer than a liner lock, but it also requires less effort to close.

The blade and handle of a compression lock are separated by a stop pin and ramp. The stop pin acts as a guide for the lockbar to move into position. A spring-loaded plunger allows the blade to pivot, allowing it to close.

This is a unique system. It allows you to open and close your blade with one hand. As a result, it is popular among one-hand folding hunters and tactical folders. In addition, this style of lock is easy to use.

Some manufacturers, such as Benchmade, have also developed a locking mechanism for their manual folders. However, it’s not universal and it’s not quite as easy to operate as a compressed lock. Regardless of which method you choose, it’s important to know how to properly engage the locks. Using the wrong method can cause you to accidentally cut yourself.

Frame lock

If you are thinking about buying a pocket knife with a frame lock, there are a few things you need to know before you buy one. Unlike a liner lock, a frame lock does not hold the blade in. However, the locking mechanism is a little more rigid than the liner, making them slightly harder to open.

To close a pocket knife with a frame lock, you must first understand the operation. This is done by pressing the locking mechanism and using a thumb or index finger to push the blade toward the handle.

Once you have pushed the lock, you must then pull the locking bar back and release the pin. This part of the lock keeps the blade closed and allows it to be used. It is designed to keep the knife from opening accidentally.

Another part of the locking mechanism is a small button that is normally located on the thumb side. It is also located on the back of the blade. You need to press the button to release the tension on the bar and the blade.

Ken Onion

Ken Onion is an innovative knifemaker whose work has revolutionized the industry. Born in 1963, he hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii, and invented the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism for Kershaw Knives - earning him a position as Premier Knife Designer with them.

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