The Deacon wrote:Opening, however, may be another matter. At least for me, the Sage puts my thumb in a better position to make a nice smooth opening arc.
That's an interesting metric, Paul, and one I think is often ignored (maybe because it's so difficult to analyze without actually using the knife for a bit?)
I just recently put a bunch of mine through this exact exercise and was surprised at just how different some of them were.
It wasn't JUST the arc, but the grip position while opening and the size of the hole, itself.*
The top four in my recent test were: GB, CF Stretch, CF Manix 2 and D'Allara DP, probably all do to the size of my hands
* edit - also the exposure of the hole. I think the Lil'Temp would have done MUCH better if the hole had been more exposed....