Yes there is no way to put a stop pin on the other side because it would interfere with the blade closing. The compression lock wedges between the stop pin and the blade tang. On the other side of the knife it would be harder to get a direct wedge like that- the wedge would have to occur in front of the pivot and would have to touch the tang at the same time as some part of the handle, so it would have to be more 3-dimensional than just a flat liner. I can visualize several different ways to do it but they would be harder to implement and possibly less reliable than a liner lock.Evil D wrote:The problem is the stop pin that creates the wedge effect that makes a compression lock work.
MattM68 wrote:Couldn't you basically just extend the tab? The lock could remain in the same spot, but the tab could extend to the bottom of the knife.
Nothing really. It just seems like people want the strongest locks available to them, and if it was operated the same as a liner lock, I feel like people would like it. Like I said earlier, I'd rather have a regular compression lock(I also don't have a problem with liner locks), I just thought it was an interesting idea.tvenuto wrote:An interesting idea. But my question would be: if your liner lock isn't failing, what's the practical difference between this and a normal liner lock?
That's what ancient astronaut theorists believe...gbelleh wrote:Great avatar! Giorgio Tsoukalos, huh? Is that where Sal gets all his great ideas? Communication with extra terrestrial entities??
chuck_roxas45 wrote:That's what ancient astronaut theorists believe...gbelleh wrote:Great avatar! Giorgio Tsoukalos, huh? Is that where Sal gets all his great ideas? Communication with extra terrestrial entities??
Notice the Earth in the address Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth?
Very interesting Sal. So it's somewhat similar in use to the BM Nak Lock?sal wrote:Hi Matt,
When I first came up with the idea, Frank Centofante was at Spyderco and we worked out a number of ways to release the lock. The patent also includes using a button as a release as well as a variety of tabs.
Essentially the Naklock is a lockback that comes in from the side like a Linerlock or Compression Lock. Sort of a hybrid between a lockback and a linerlock. It's, in my opinion, a good idea, the engineering is challenging. The Naklock is confusing to me as I thought that Warren Osbourne had "invented" a similar lock a decade earlier. Brian Huegel and I have had this discussion as well, but neither of us have any details, and it's really none of our business.VashHash wrote:Pretty sure the naklock is just a liner lock with a tab. I don't have one but that's what it looks like. The comp lock with a tab would be nice.