JuPaul wrote: ↑
Sat May 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Sat May 16, 2020 1:47 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Sat May 16, 2020 1:31 pm
autoxer wrote: ↑
Sat May 16, 2020 8:29 am
/ How do you like your orange S90V Manix LW meanwhile?
Well, the lynch clip arrived, but sadly it's too short to help with my grip when closing the knife. If they made a longer one, I think it'd make a big difference. Luckily I like the lynch clip a lot on the para3 lw, so it won't go to waste. As it is, I like the manix lw enough to keep it around and see how much I carry it this summer. It definitely fills a niche in my collection for a bigger lightweight knife, and I do want to give s90v a fair go.
Btw, I have tried closing it as you suggested, but it's very awkward for me. Feels like my hands are too small to grip the lock in that position. But I'll keep trying.
Yes, the LW is a great summer-shorts-knife!
Light weight in larger size actually "feels lighter" than the same light weight in smaller size, and as a matter of fact light weight in large size is less "bouncy" in light-garment-pockets than light weight in small size.
/ On different closing methods of the CBBL: There are several more I use (for me the CBBL is the second most versatile lock in use, just the backlock is better). Maybe I´ll start a thread on this and try to post some vids.
Perhaps your hands are too small for the one I described, but perhaps I just did not explain it properly?
The basic idea is:
You still pull the CBBL with thumb and index finger,but don´t put the other three fingers on the clip, but like in a "regular grip" around the handle (so middlefinger, ringfinger, pinky on the downside of the handle) - for me that is even easier to do than with the fingers on the clip - ?! (And the knife is more secure in my hand) . but it might not be for your hands of course
Then you just let the blade drop (or give it a little shake if it is not free dropping) like many do with a backlock
From there on you just do whatever you´d do when you´re closing a backlock.
I don´t know if you can pull the CBBL with just the thumb on one tab (instead of two fingers and using both tabs), but if you can here is another method:
- Index finger in the opening hole, thumb on the lock tab, other fingers in the downside of the handle
- Pull the lock with the thumb
- Guide the blade to closed with the index finger while moving the other fingers out of the way in the process
For me both the above methods work as fast/easy or even faster/easier than the usual CBBL closing method ("swing" the blade to close with all fingers out of the way) when I start from a realistic grip you´d use for cutting stuff
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40