I just now realized what this thread is about, and what "Senior" refers to in the title!!?
I had previously avoided the thread thinking that it was some sort of discussion only for some of the OG members who had been around here for many years, lol...
Hello guys, thank BRJ for this thread and to you all for your valuable input.
Truth is, I've been working on the Senior project for some time and the work is almost finished. Don't expect an enlarged Junior though. Although you may notice some familiar feats, it's without doubt the adult rated version of the knife. You may choose between two blade shapes (drop point like the Junior, or Bowie style - no wharnie, sorry Evil D) and it may sport even a flipper (which is rounded and discrete in closed position and pretty functional when open).
For me, the only question that remains is: "Shall I keep the flipper or not?"
Wow, this sounds amazing!
I'm a huge fan of the Junior!
For me personally, if the Spyderhole is accessible and it's relationship to the pivot is good, then the hole flick makes a Flipper basically a moot point and just a bit of a gimmick addition. If needed, I can flick open a Compression-lock knife with a Spyderhole just as fast and instinctual as a Flipper. But it also gives me the choice to open the knife discreetly, slowly and quietly.
On the other hand, if it is designed as a Flipper from the beginning like the thin Southard designs, and the Spyderhole is small or inaccessible, then a Flipper sounds like a good idea.
Maybe even try a front Flipper so there isn't a kicker nub sticking out...
Going back to Caly.