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Folders can be are utilitarian tools that can fit any budget. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself occasionally with pieces like these collectible folding knives.

As one collector I met at Blade last year quipped, “My wife likes my folder collection because it takes up much less space than the cars I used to collect.

If you’re looking to add to your own cache of collectible folding knives, check these out.

Freelancer XL Folding Knife

Bob Ohlemann

  • Model: Freelancer XL
  • Blade Material: CPM154 by Crucible
  • Blade Length: 3.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 8 inches
  • Handle Material: Olive drab Micarta
  • Liner Material: Titanium
  • Note: Black Cerakote hardware and blade


Beavertail Folder

Mike Tyre

  • Model: Beavertail
  • Blade Material: 1084/15N20 multi bar Turkish twist Damascus
  • Blade Length: 3.50 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.50 inches
  • Frame Material: Titanium
  • Handle Material: Musk ox
  • Pocket Clip: Damascus
  • Note: Custom vine file work


Wayfarer 247 Folding Knife

Olamic Cutlery

  • Model: Wayfarer 247
  • Blade Material: M390
  • Blade Length: 3.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 8.25 inches
  • Frame Material: Titanium
  • Note: Entropic finish


Merlin Folding Knife

Tyler Turner

  • Model: Merlin
  • Blade Material: Draupner-pattern Damasteel
  • Blade Grind: Hollow Sabre
  • Handle Material: DraupnerDamasteel
  • Backspacer Material: Custom-forged titanium
  • Note: Custom pivots with custom tool
  • Instagram: TurnerKnifeTool