The Friction Folder:
This is a classic folder design that dates back to the Roman empire. A simple friction folder or "Peasant knife" that is heal d in a closed or open position with friction against the liners. The blade is 2.75", 1/8" thick and the handle is a generous 4.75" long for a comfortable grip when doing fine carving. The friction folder starts at $235 with standard materials. Pictured with standard blade finish, a handle of curly maple with brass pins and lanyard hole. This one also has some custom stamping on the blade.