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Lockback Whittler

The lockback whittler (or locking whittler) is a whittler pocket knife that has a lockblade and prominent lock release mechanism on the bottom of the knife. It can follow any pattern of a whittler frame.

A whittler pocket knife frame is a three blade pen knife with a large blade on one end, and two small blades at the back, at least that’s the official definition. More…the knife has two springs – the two small blades work on one spring each, while the large blade bears on both springs. This is the original definition of a whittler pocket knife, but this conflicts with the actual usage of the term “whittler” by knife manufacturers.

There are some who market a pocket knife as a whittler, even though it has the large blade on the same side as one of the smaller blades. Case is one such manufacturer (in the past). So as with many things knives, the reality is that there is no single definition of a whittler.

Typically, a whittler pocket knife can be determined by its placement of one large primary blade (a clip point or Wharncliffe or whatever) on the front, while two smaller blades reside on the back end. And, as pointed out, manufacturers may “adjust” this definition at their own discretion. Often times, the head bolster is slightly larger with the primary anchored to it. Then, the handle narrows toward the back end. Some handles follow a slight serpentine shape, while others are straight backed, and yet others are swell center knives.

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  • Bulldog Brand Genuine Abalone Locking Whittler BDG-116AB

    Bulldog Abalone Locking Whittler

    $30.63

    Bulldog Brand Genuine Abalone 4" Locking Whittler – Hand Crafted & 440 Stainless Steel

    • Polished 440 Stainless Steel Blades
    • Rockwell Tested to 56-58 HRC
    • Hand Made Craftsmanship
    • Just Amazing Genuine Abalone Handle!
    • Brass Pins
    • Brass Liners
    • Crimped Nickel Silver Bolsters
    • Very Unique & Collectible Whittler Frame
    • Closed Length: 4"
    • Spear Point, Pen, & Coping Blades
    • Matchstick Thumbnail Pull
    • Fighting Bulldogs Shield
    • Lockback
  • Bulldog Brand Genuine Mother of Pearl Locking Whittler BDG-116MOP

    Bulldog Pearl Locking Whittler

    $30.63

    Bulldog Brand Genuine Mother of Pearl 4" Locking Whittler – Hand Crafted & 440 Stainless Steel

    • Polished 440 Stainless Steel Blades
    • Rockwell Tested to 56-58 HRC
    • Hand Made Craftsmanship
    • Truly Gorgeous Genuine Mother of Pearl Handle!
    • Brass Pins
    • Brass Liners
    • Crimped Nickel Silver Bolsters
    • Very Unique & Collectible Whittler Frame
    • Closed Length: 4"
    • Spear Point, Pen, & Coping Blades
    • Matchstick Thumbnail Pull
    • Fighting Bulldogs Shield
    • Lockback
  • Bulldog Brand Dark Blue Jigged Genuine Bone Lockback Whittler BDG-116DBJB

    Bulldog Dark Blue Whittler

    $19.18

    Bulldog Brand Dark Blue Jigged Genuine Bone 4″ Lockback Whittler – Made by Hand & 440 Stainless Steel

    • Premier Edition 1 of 300
    • Polished 440 Stainless Steel Blades
    • Rockwell Tested to 56-58 HRC
    • Hand Made Craftsmanship
    • Amazing Blue Jigged Bone Handle!
    • Brass Pins
    • Brass Liners
    • Nickel Silver Bolsters
    • Very Unique & Collectible Lockback Whittler Frame
    • Closed Length: 4"
    • Drop Point, Sheepsfoot, & Pen Blades
    • Matchstick Thumbnail Pull
    • Fighting Bulldogs Logo Shield