How to Close a Pocket Knife With No Button

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A lot of people are interested in knowing how to close a pocket knife that has no button. There are a few different methods to accomplish this. You can use a Compression Lock or an Axis Lock. Both of these options are easy to work with. It’s just a matter of finding the right one for you.

Compression lock

If you have ever wondered how to close a pocket knife with no button, there are several different methods to accomplish this. Some of the common options are liner locks, spine locks, and frame locks. Whether you choose one of these, or another method, it’s important to know how to use it properly.

Liner locks are easy to open, but not as reliable as other types of locking systems. They are also not recommended for heavy usage. Instead, it’s better to purchase a folding knife with a compression lock. This type of lock offers an improved, ambidextrous operation.

A frame lock, such as the Integral Lock invented by Chris Reeve, is a titanium or stainless steel piece of steel that is cut into the handle. It acts as a spring, and prevents the blade from opening up when closed. While it’s a little more complicated to operate than a liner lock, it can be used with just one hand.

Frame lock

One of the most common locking mechanisms used on pocket knives is the frame lock. It’s a simple, sturdy system.

There are many different types of pocket knives with different styles of locking systems. If you’re thinking about upgrading your current knife to a new model, it’s important to understand the differences.

Frame locks, liner locks, and button locks are all variations of the same principle. The difference is that the frame lock uses part of the outside frame of the knife to hold the blade open. Some knives even feature a button or lever to release the blade.

Liner locks, on the other hand, use the inside liner of the handle to keep the blade closed. This is a little less robust than a frame lock.


If you are new to pocket knives, you may be a little intimidated by the various locking mechanisms on the market. But learning how to close a pocket knife with no button is not as difficult as it seems. The key is to keep an eye on your fingers while doing it.

In general, there are two types of locking mechanisms on the market: liner locks and lockbacks. Liner locks are less secure than the lockback, and they are easier to open and close one-handed.

A frame lock is another simple, yet effective mechanism. This system is found on many pocket knives. It uses a metal strip that runs along the back of the handle to bind the blade. You can open a frame lock by applying pressure to the handle part.

Axis lock

The Axis lock is a unique feature found on many popular Benchmade knives. This is a strong, secure and fun to use lock.

It features a one-way spring that forces the blade to move out of a radial cutout in the tang. It also features a flat spot for the spring to lock into.

While this particular mechanism is not the most innovative, it is a good example of a simple design. Many automatic and manual knives utilize this simple mechanism.

Another variation on this type of lock is the Cold Steel Tri-Ad. Although similar to the Axis lock, it is a slightly different construction. Rather than having the tang of the blade in the middle, it is located at the rear of the knife.

Handling non-locking knives

Non-locking pocket knives can be a great option for those who do not want to worry about accidentally closing their blade. However, they can also be dangerous. These types of knives are cheaper and lighter than fixed blades, but they lack a locking mechanism.

The primary difference between a locking and non-locking knife is the lock mechanism. A locking knife has a blade locking mechanism that prevents the knife from closing on its own. This makes these knives more reliable. However, they can be illegal in some parts of the US and Europe.

Locking knives are usually easier to close than non-locking knives. If you have an injury and can’t close your knife properly, you might be able to close it with your other hand. But you should check the lock mechanism to make sure it is working properly.

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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