With all the new fangled knife designs these days, it’s hard to keep track of what trends are in and what trends are out. If you’re tired of following the fads, it’s time to stick with a design that’s tried and true like our latest Badass Knife of the Week.

The design of the Uncle Henry LB5 Smokey folder first appeared in 1981 as a simple folder that carried the same class and functionality as knives from the 1800s.

Featuring a clip point blade that’s 2.875 inches long, the Smokey relies on what worked so well in the past and what will continue to work into the future. The blade opens with the help of a nail nick and locks securely with a backlock mechanism.

The LB5 has a classic handle style — complete with nickel silver bolsters, handsome stained wood scale, brass rivets, and brass liners.

You can carry this classic folder in the pocket or in the included leather sheath with snap button and belt loop.

Despite being around all these years, the Uncle Henry folder remains one of Knife Depot’s best-sellers. The reason? You can even get the blade laser-engraved with a phrase of your choice for the ultimate gift.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Uncle Henry LB5 Smokey.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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