J. MUTZ KNIVES Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Maker of Custom Handmade Knives

"Friction Folder"

   The Friction Folder is a lever operated folding knife that uses friction to hold the blade into position. It is reminiscent of the "penny knives" used in the 17th and 18th centuries although this pattern has been modified by Jeff to give it a more modern look. One hand operation makes this a very useful tool in many professions.

   Jeff's Friction Folder pattern comes with a flat ground or hollow ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The length of this knife is 4 inches closed with a 2-1/2 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Pins and spacer are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern: