This, exactly. Yablanowitz said it better than I could have. I use mine as my everyday work knife and the lock is essentially unchanged in two years of construction use. I don't abuse it, but I use it constantly.yablanowitz wrote:Hard inertial openings and spine whacking will both cause the lock to wear faster. The good news is, the compression lock will do the job of preventing inadvertent blade closing even when it is worn and battered to the point where it travels all the way across and has a lot of vertical play. It is a very reliable lock. Treat your Para like the precision crafted cutting tool it is and it will last for decades. Treat it like a hammer/axe/screwdriver/crowbar and it might not last out the weekend. It's fate is in your hands.
As I said, it's steel on steel lockup. It's very, very durable.wmcilvain wrote:oh i don't abuse tools anymore than I have too. I have never spine whacked a knife and never interned too. but i do put them up through some hard cutting tasks sometimes and I want to keep this one around for some time... not that the Para 2 model is going anywhere so worse case scenario I get myself a back up down the road.