I must agree. The CBBL and BBL were the "tractor-beam" that truly drew me away from the Axis lock obsession that I was having in 2006.Blerv wrote:My favorite by FAR is the uncaged Ball Bearing Lock.
It's strong and one-hand operable if you use your thumb nail. It's very smooth an IMHO the most aestheticially beautiful of all locks.
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
Didn't show up from the link, but a quick search of compression got it. Thanks for pointing that out, it's a cool illustration!jackknifeh wrote:I did a search on "compression" on the Spyderco site to get a list of knives with that lock. I got a list but I also got something I haven't seen before. There were diagrams of how the compression lock, front lock and liner lock knives are assembled. I had never seen this before. I thought this was really good. I did a search on "back lock" and "ball bearing" but there weren't any diagrams.
Paramilitary 2LC ray wrote:Still new to Spyderco knives , only own a Dragonfly 2
Being a lifelong traditionalist, I have been only familiar with the back lock and liner locking methods
Voted for the back lock ( I always called it a "lockback" myself), as it is the system I have been most comfortable with for many years
Recently purchased a frame locking knife, that seems OK too, especially "looks wise"
Could someone post close up pictures of a knife with the compression lock ?
The diagram above is good but would like to an actual compression locking Spyderco
bammann45 wrote:In Los Angeles we have roaming packs of carnivorous tortoises. I am glad we finally have a folder that can punch through their shells.