Xformer wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:09 pm
1 : Was a reason given to why the Native 5 LW is so blocky and not molded thinner like a Para 3 LW is ?
2 - I read that the Native 5 LW had an improved backlock compared to a Delica 4. What makes it different ?
3 - I'm starting to read about the Yojumbo and I want to understand what makes the knife appealing to its fans ? I'm curious because that's a very exotic design.
Thanks for the answers.
my guess is that the reason for thicker scales is a lack of liners. if you open the native lw, there are no liners and some ridges inside that give it structural integrity. it's impressive how strong it is for an all plastic handle.
as far as i know, the reason people like the backlock of the native over knives like the delica is because it's thicker. the thicker blade stock and backlock make for a more sturdy interface than what you see on a delica. this makes for a more solid feel in the lockup and less play overall.
i don't have a yojumbo and i don't really want one. i do have a yojimbo and i love it. what sealed the deal for me was watching the video mr. janich made regarding the design. it's always nice to see the designer talk about their own design and get that extra insight. i immediately wanted the yojimbo and have enjoyed carrying it. look up his video on youtube and see what he has to say if you want a better understanding of the model. the yojumbo is just a plus sized yojimbo for people with bigger hands or that need a little extra blade. personally, i find that it changes some of the aesthetic and i find it less appealing than the yojimbo, but that's very subjective.
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