my old tuff did that. my replacement tuff is easier to open and stronger by a long shot.Strong-Dog wrote:I would say any of the manix series due to the ball-bearing lock, but with the addition of the Tatanka I would probly go with that because the power-lock is so strong. The Tuff is an easy pick due to the 3V and marketing, but I don't trust a frame-lock's ability to take abuse, especially with a steel-insert. I lightly spine-whacked mine (I know, not a good idea) and it easily failed. Just my two cents.
If Travis can't break it...... then it is the most durable Spyderco in history!razorsharp wrote:my old tuff did that. my replacement tuff is easier to open and stronger by a long shot.
I am carrying my tuff now and have really beaten on it and love it
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
The only thing I can think of is batoning with the knife, which is already a bad idea with a folding knife in the first place. Spine whacking a frame lock also eliminates part of what gives a frame lock strength which is your hand applying pressure to the lock.FarmerTed wrote:What use of a knife does spine-whacking replicate?
This is an area where I'd look at stuff that isn't in the Spyderco catalog. There are plenty of folders out there that have 0.25" thick blades and way overbuilt handles. The tradeoff is in cutting ability, weight, and bulk. And the better ones are darned expensive. I'll bet for the same money, bulk, and weight, that you could get a lightweight folder for detail work and a Bushcraft for beating on and end up with a far better solution in every situation likely to come up. Unless you're trying to impress someone with the size of your tool ...this_is_nascar wrote:The title says it all. What's the most durable, able to take the most abuse, strong-assed Spyderco folder that's currently in production?