The only difficulty in disassembly is prying the scales and liners away from the lanyard tube. BUT NOTE, for this mod you don't have to. You can simply rotate a scale and liner out of the way, exposing the cage and ball. For reassembly you'll need to mess with the arrangement of cage, ball, spacer and blade until it goes back together (there is a "best" order to do this, but I have to figure it out anew each time). If you're used to assembling mechanical objects, it won't take more than a few minutes. If Spyderco uses loctite on the Manix, it hasn't been an issue for me.
We all have our preferences, and I think replacing the spring is a good idea.salimoneus wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:08 pmAnd replacing the spring is a horrible idea, you want that extra tension and deliberate effort required to disengage the lock. Unless you are using the knife strictly as a fidget toy or something silly like that.
Coastal wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 10:26 pmWe all have our preferences, and I think replacing the spring is a good idea.salimoneus wrote: ↑Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:08 pmAnd replacing the spring is a horrible idea, you want that extra tension and deliberate effort required to disengage the lock. Unless you are using the knife strictly as a fidget toy or something silly like that.
Your comment made me chuckle, because in a different thread you prefer the fidgety, swing-open, swing-shut comp lock to the easily controllable liner lock that also creates that "extra tension and deliberate effort." In my hand, an easy-to-disengage CBBL operates about the same as a comp lock, i.e., they're both easy to disengage. That's why I replace the spring.
This is actually pretty funny, because I was thinking of accusing you of that in the other thread! I've never played with a knife in my life. I just like locks that are easy and intuitive to operate. I can unlock a Manix with a single finger or thumb using a replacement spring, but not with the OEM spring.salimoneus wrote: ↑Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:08 amIf the comp lock just happens to also be more usable as a toy by some people, certainly have at it if that's what excites you
this is what i was referring to when i said the early cages had issues breaking, but i haven't seen anything like this since they switched to the black plastic.vandelay wrote: ↑Thu Feb 09, 2023 7:25 pmfor those wondering how you'd ever break a cage: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=68763
Advice noted. And ignored. The one finger thing is always a benefit for me. Absolutely no downside. Think about it. I open my knives with my thumb (just one of them), and release the lock with one finger (or thumb) to close the knife, no matter the lock type. Why would I want it different with a CBBL? Just curious: how many digits do you use to operate a comp lock? Liner lock? Frame lock? Back lock? If you're using more than one, you should read up on how to operate a pocketknife.salimoneus wrote: ↑Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:22 pm
And that's exactly why I advise against replacing the stock spring with a weaker one, because the likelihood of accidentally unlocking it with only one finger is much higher than if two digits are required. This stuff isn't rocket science, pretty straight forward.
Again, if you're only using your knives as fidget toys, then it's not much of a concern I guess, and the one finger thing is a benefit. Whatever works for ya.
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