Sheepsfoot Folding Knife
Sheepsfoot Folding Knife

Sheepsfoot Folding Knife


Regular price $149.00 Sale

Handle color
Safety Yellow
Denim Blue

A traditional shape for safety and a consummate rigging knife, the Boye Sheepsfoot Folder is perfect for everyday jobs, in white knuckle situations when you're being slammed around on boat, or in critical rescue conditions where you need to part a line quickly. The Sheepsfoot Folder has a blunt tip for minimal risk of accidentally piercing someone with a sharp tip in urgent situations. This knife is easy to carry and deploy and can be opened and closed with either hand. It will cut virtually any line - quickly, cleanly, and safely. It can be used for hours on end and still cut effectively and repeatedly, will never rust in salt water (blade or fittings), and is non magnetic, so it won't affect a compass or electronics. 

The Boye Sheepsfoot Folder was rated #1 Boat Knife by Practical Sailor, top scoring in criteria such as cutting, portability, deployment, magnetic interference, corrosion resistance, and affordability. Not included in this test was the all-important category of long term edge holding. In our opinion, that's one of the essential features of a good boat knife, and that's where Boye Dendritic Cobalt knives really excel.

The Boye Sheepsfoot folder has a 3" blade, is 7" in length overall, and weighs just 2.5 oz.

The Sheepsfoot folder also comes with an optional titanium marlinspike/shackle key/multi-tool on the handle.  This feature greatly increases the range of use of the knife, and we recommend it.

The As-Cast Finish

The "field grade" as-cast blade bears the markings of its fiery birth. The blade takes on metal flow lines and the natural grain texture of the porcelain mold, giving it an "organic" look. The irregularities and patterns are superficial and make each knife unique.  This finish is very wear resistant, and is a good choice for an all around working tool.  The blades are smooth-to-the-touch with a lustrous appearance.


  • Blade and rocker arm made of Boye Dendritic Cobalt
  • Extreme cutting and edge holding; out cuts any steel
  • All parts - blade and fittings - will never rust in salt water
  • Non-magnetic, so won't affect a compass or sensitive electronics, including MRI!
  • Fast sharpening on a soft or medium whetstone
  • Minimalist, lightweight, only 2.5 oz
  • Flat profile eliminates bulges and bulk
  • 3" blade; 4" handle
  • Blade locks open and snaps closed under spring tension
  • Smooth one hand opening and closing with either hand
  • Strong, no slip textured Zytel® handle (fiberglass-filled nylon)
  • Firm holding forged 2 point titanium pocket clip
  • 100 lb test 304 stainless lanyard loop
  • Indented release bar prevents accidental blade closure
  • Scrape edges on back of blade 
  • Blade can be taken out for cleaning 
  • Quality hand craftsmanship in all stages of fabrication
  • Superior, satisfying functionality from every day carry to challenging expeditions
  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • Lifetime guarantee for workmanship and materials    

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