The pistol grip Gully knife was a pocket knife that was most likely used for fighting. Examples have been found dating back to the 1600s.
Between 1650 and 1700, the peasant knife (or “penny knife”) became an affordable and widely distributed option for the first time in history. Sheffield, England became the epicenter of production. The cost made them popular items with farmers and workers.
they grew in popularity.
With that bit of history it brings us to folding knifes by today's contemporary artists from the Contemporary Makers Blog.