It will be if they use hardwood and titanium. If they use gold and alpaca fur...watch out!casey1 wrote:The Sage 4 has been well-received into the Sage family. This means that the new Sage is to be conceived soon, correct? Is there any further speculation on the lock type? Last I heard, they were determining between 3 locks, but had not chosen yet. Is that still the case? I'm hoping the newest sage isn't as expensive as the most recent one.
I think the Tri-Ad is a Cold Steel design and Spyderco can't use it. Could be wrong. The back lock on the Sage4 has a post on the tang that travels in a groove in each liner and when the blade is locked the post rests against the liner at the end of the groove. This (I think) is supposed to reduce or eliminated vertical blade play developing over time which back locks are prone to by design. That's my understanding so again I could be wrong. The post probably has a similar effect on the knife as the stop pin in the Tri-ad lock. It may transfer force against the edge when cutting to more of the handle (both liners) than just against the lock bar. That's me thinking, NOT anything I've read from Spyderco or anyone else. My Sage4 doesn't have any blade play, horizontal or vertical at all which makes me very happy. I hate blade play in folding knives.David Lowry wrote:Does anyone remember what different lock types were going to be used?
I figure we have had:
What may be next:
None taken, David. The Paul lock is certainly one possibility, if not for Sage V, for some future Sage version. Pat Crawford's "Crawford Lock" is another. Am sure there are more. Then too, Sal could always surprise us and use an in-house lock design. Given his comment a few years back that the only Spyderco lock he was not certain would fit was the ball bearing lock, the idea seems to have been given at least a bit of thought in Golden. I know there are more than a few here who'd love to see the compression lock.David Lowry wrote:I wonder if they will do a Paul lock. No pun intended Paul (Deacon).
Now I need to go look up some knife locks.
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