There are a ton of reasons to love a lockback but end-all strength isn't one of them. The only Spyderco ones to earn a 200 lbs+/inch rating are the Manix and Chinook which were quite heavy.Knutty wrote:I can understand the love for midlocks. They can only be stronger than compression locks (more metal involved). (Clutch your crucifixes, he's committed a heresy!)
Any lock can be designed for any rating. The Comp Lock has less penalties for this than some due to the engineering behind it.