How to Close a Pocket Knife Without Cutting Yourself

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When you are using a pocket knife you can’t just leave it lying around without folding it. It can cause injury to you or even your children if you don’t know how to fold it properly. This article will give you a few tips to keep you safe and prevent cuts while using your pocket knife.

Folding a pocket knife without cutting yourself

It’s important to learn how to fold a pocket knife without cutting yourself, or putting yourself in danger. There are a few steps to follow, but you’ll be rewarded with a handy and sturdy tool.

First, take a look at your knife. Do you have a notch or groove on the blade? This will help you grip the blade as you fold it in. You may also want to look for a ball bearing on the handle.

Aside from keeping your finger from getting cut, it is also a good idea to have the right type of blade for the job. For instance, you don’t want a thicker blade on a smaller handle. Also, make sure your thumb is out of the way.

If you are having trouble figuring out how to fold a pocket knife without cutting you, you may need to rethink your technique. Try holding the blade in your dominant hand, while pointing it away from you.

Liner lock vs axis lock

Whether you’re an experienced knife user or a beginner, there are many different kinds of locking mechanisms. One of the most common is a liner lock. This mechanism allows you to close the blade with one hand, but you don’t have to switch your grip.

The other option is an axis lock. An axis lock uses a bar that rides up the handle’s spine. When you pull the bar back, the spring-tensioned bar engages a ramp on the tang of the blade. If both springs fail at the same time, the Axis Lock will slip.

Other options for opening and closing knives are available, such as a compression lock. With the compression lock, the blade is sandwiched between the lock bar and the stop pin, providing additional resistance. Depending on the material of the scale, the compression lock can be very strong.

Another type of lock is the ball bearing lock. Using ball bearings, the lock falls in a cutout in the pivot side of the blade. Like the axis lock, the ball bearing lock requires cleaning and grease to maintain its function.

Serrated vs plain edge

If you’re looking to close a pocket knife, you’ve got to decide whether a serrated or plain edge is best for you. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but a plain edge will give you better control and a cleaner cut.

Serrated edges have sharp teeth, which is great for cutting through tough materials. However, serrated blades are also more complicated, and require special sharpening equipment.

On the other hand, a plain edge is more versatile, and can be used for a variety of tasks. A long, straight edge gives you the power and precision to make precise cuts, while a razor-sharp edge gives you the control and controllability to make push cuts.

It’s important to remember that the best edge for you will depend on your own preferences and the materials you’re cutting. For example, if you’re going to be using your pocket knife for skinning deer, a plain edge is probably the best choice.

Safety rules for handling a pocketknife

When using a pocket knife, it is important to follow certain safety rules. This will ensure that you will not cut yourself.

A common rule of thumb is to keep the blade at least 1 arm length away from your body. You should also always have the blade pointed away from your body.

Pocket knives are used for many different purposes. For example, they can be used as a saw, pliers, or even a can opener. Some are a bit more sophisticated than others. But a pocket knife is not meant to be a weapon.

To avoid the possibility of cutting yourself, make sure you know all the safety rules before you use the knife. In addition, practice with two hands so you can be comfortable closing the blade.

If you are in a group, it is a good idea to establish a safety circle. That means everyone has to move before the knife can be used.

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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