DCA: What is the best pocket knife lock?

A locking pocket knife has important safety features that can help prevent accidental injury by securing the blade in the open position. This makes it a safer and more versatile tool than a slipjoint knife, which can close accidentally if pressure is applied to the blade. Locking pocket knives are also more suitable for heavier jobs than non-locking knives.

Having trouble deciding which locking mechanism is best for you? This primer of some of the most popular locks on the market should help.

Types of Pocket Knife Locks


A great primer by David C. Andersen. Read the whole thing…