Liner Lock Knife—Clever Locking Protects against Injuries
The safe all-round talent
Liner Lock knives by OTTER-Messer in Solingen combine classic design with modern elements. They are real all-round pocket knives for every day and do not only convince visually, but also functionally and ergonomically thanks to their optimal hand position. Their compact dimensions, the symmetrical structure of the handle and the clever, secure locking mechanism of the blade make our Liner Lock knives reliable companions for work and leisure.
Liner Lock knife made in Solingen, Germany
Our Liner Lock knives are handmade from high quality materials. The blades are made of Böhler steel, handles or scales made of plum wood. Each knife is produced with about 180 individual work steps, which we carry out carefully by hand and with high quality standards. This is the only way to earn the quality mark "made in Solingen/Germany".
- Liner Lock Rhino
- Liner Lock Sheepfoot
- Liner Lock Beluga
Locking mechanism protects against injuries
In order to avoid injuries to the hand and fingers as much as possible, folding knives have locking mechanisms that prevent the blade from accidentally folding in. Depending on the model, a spring, a rocker, a slotted ring or the handle shell ensure that the blade is not accidentally folded in. The lock of our Liner Lock-knife is a spring-loaded liner.
Liner lock locking mechanism
Liner Lock knives are based on their locking system, i.e. the mechanism that locks and unlocks the folding knife (pocket knife). The liner lock is one of the most frequently used locking mechanisms because it is considered a safe and robust lock.
Locking: The liner lock has a leaf spring firmly attached to the knife. This engages when the pocket knife is fully opened. This means that the spring pushed to the side jumps behind the blade root and thus prevents the blade from collapsing unintentionally.
Unlocking: To close the blade again, the spring must be pushed to the side and thus unlocked. Depending on the model, this works by pressing a button on the handle or pressing the side spring directly with the thumb of one hand. The blade of the pocket knife is folded with the other—free—hand.
Different locking systems
Pocket knives with very different locking systems are available on the market—from axis-assisted to slotring lock. Handling and usability vary from system to system. Some locking mechanisms close particularly quickly, others are easy to operate and others more difficult to operate, such as the ball bearing lock, which is more cumbersome to use than the axis lock.
Overview of locking systems
- Axis lock
- Back lock
- Ball bearing lock
- Compression lock
- Frame lock
- Lever lock
- Liner lock
- Tri-ad lock
- Slip joint
- Slotring lock
Individual laser engraving
On request we engrave your pocket knife with your name.
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