Size matters in a knife, and sometimes being too big or too long can cause problems in storage, concealment or practicality. Many of the folding knives of today offer a variety of self defense options, with a variety of innovations in steel, locking mechanisms and ergonomics. Some knives specialize in minimizing the speed and dexterity you need to open and close them, while others make no effort to worry about speed and concentrate only on being big, strong and deliberate. We have assembled a list of quality folding knives that cater to a variety of needs, budgets and uses.

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