Traditional Slip joint knives are both classic and classy. They have been used for generations, and despite new innovations and designs, are still very popular. These slip joint patterns have stood the test of time. There's nothing handier in the pocket besides a pocket knife. Some of the younger generations call these knives "slippies", but slip joint are knives that do not lock, instead they are under tension from a spring which encourages them to lean towards the open or closed positions.