Closed: 4.94" (125 mm)
Overall: 6.50" (165 mm)
Blade: 2.84" (72 mm)
Edge: 2.58" (66 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Blade Hole Diameter: 0.39" (10 mm)
Steel: VG10 Stainless Steel
Weight: 3.2 oz. (91 g)
Made in Japan
Designed by Belgian knifemaker Filip De Leeuw, the Friction Folder is an extremely unique knife with a significance that goes far beyond our typical collaborative design.
From a historical standpoint, it pays tribute to the very first folding knife mechanism, which was a simple pivot that relied solely on the handle's friction against the tang to keep the blade open. Later, a tab-similar to that found on traditional straight razors-was added to the tang of the blade to serve as a lever to open the knife. In the open position, this tab also indexes against the back of the handle where pressure from the user's hand holds it in place to stabilize the blade during use.
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