Pocket knives and folding and hunting knives from all over the world. World Knives has the most unique selection of pocket knives worldwide. Pocket Knives
Our goal is to provide as many high-quality knives from around the world as possible.
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Besides a wide variety of brand new production and hand made knives we also offer a growing selection of imported vintage knives.
Pocket knives are a more modern extrapolation of the primitive straight edge knife.
As knives developed from their primitive use as primarily hunting tools their 'general' usefulness necessitated some design changes.
Some of the earlier pocket knives were simple folding blades without a back spring.
Although there may have been versions of folding knives developed previously, the Romans got the credit for creating the first folding knife.
These knives were called "clasp" knives and were developed so that the blade folded back into handle. This allowed one to carry the knife in their pocket without the threat of injury.
About 500 years ago pocket knives with back springs were developed. These knives were crafted in Europe and enjoyed instant popularity.
This popularity has lasted through the years and the "jack knife" is still the most popular knife design in the world!
Please a look at our growing inventory of pocket knives.
If you have any questions please contact us at:
WORLD KNIVES, LTD.
2103 HARRISON AVE. NW, STE. 2-646
OLYMPIA WA 98502-2607
Toll Free: 866-862-5233
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