+1Evil D wrote:The tolerance required to make the pin lock work properly is going to be so precise that it won't work. You would have to change the pin to some kind of wedge shape that fits into a slot so there could be some self adjustment quality to it. Everything would have to line up so precisely with the pin in order for it to fit tight enough to prevent blade play that the cost to make the entire lock/pivot that perfect would be more than you could charge for the knife to make a profit.
It only uses the pin. The pin and the stop pin would be the only thing holding the blade from up and down play.The Deacon wrote:Unless I'm missing something, it seems the pin loc would be an either/or proposition. You can't have the front face of the lockbar work as a conventional framelock and have tang extending back past that point for the pin to engage. If it just uses the pin, there seems to be little to prevent the long lock arm from wiggling up and down a bit.
I forgot to mention, this will be removed in the next 48 hours. Just for the "insiders" so see. I will send a latter to spyderco to see what they think.angusW wrote:It's great to see people coming up with new ideas for knives but you're putting up your ideas on a public domain. Someone is going to take your idea and patent it.
It acts similar to the tri ad lock. There is a corresponding grove into the liner for the pin in the lockback. When the lockback moves when there is negative force onto the blade the pin hits the hardened steel liners it stops it moving, thus stopping the blade from movingw3tnz wrote:Yeah if the tang was extended to accept the pin, that woud stop the lock bar from travelling over and actually locking? The lock bar needs to wedge behind the tang so I dont quite get it, would this also require hyper extension of the lock bar to clear the pin when unlocking? And if your modifying existing locks they probably woudint be considered "new" locks.
This might seem stupid, but it an awesome feeling to know a CEO and owner of a very strong company is reading and thinking about my ideas. Thank you!sal wrote:We used a similar system on Bob Terzuola's slip joint. Had a ball bearuing instead of a pin. A pin has limitations in self adjustment. that's why most pin locks use tapered pins.
The what's to prevent pressure on the spine from moving the lock arm? I realize the gap between the bar and the rest of the frame won't be anywhere near as wide as in your drawing, but there will be a gap. Which makes me think it would be more prone to vertical play than a conventional RIL.Spyderhead wrote:It only uses the pin. The pin and the stop pin would be the only thing holding the blade from up and down play.
I wish you success but, FWIW, trying to remove all traces of something that's been posted on the internet is generally considered to be an exercise in futility.Spyderhead wrote:I forgot to mention, this will be removed in the next 48 hours. Just for the "insiders" so see. I will send a latter to spyderco to see what they think.