Works for me!! Nice answer!!! JohnLarry_Mott wrote:Pretty much "The lock that's on the knife i am carrying today"
The poll allows for casting 2 votes for just such occasions.Evil D wrote:I don't think I can vote because my time is split pretty evenly between liner/frame/compression/CBBL.
Though I do have a special affection for a good backlock, my philosophy is pretty similar to yours Larry. I would never not purchase a design because it didn't have my favorite lock. I have examples of all of the locks listed in the poll and all of them are great. The only one that I probably wouldn't buy for a work knife is a BBL as that exposed ball is a bit slippery with wet hands.Larry_Mott wrote:Pretty much "The lock that's on the knife i am carrying today"
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Yep, I carry IWB often and this is another reason I like the backlock.APS wrote:Midlock,particularly if the knife is going to be carried loose or IWB due to the great blade retention. Out of the others (liner, frame, axis, etc) I prefer the compression lock.
This exactly! ^bearfacedkiller wrote:...Lately I carry a Military more than any other knife and there is no doubt in my mind that liner locks are my least favorite of the bunch. It doesn't stop me from loving my Militarys.
Voted for liner due to the fact that I tend to predominantly carry a Millie but Larry pretty much nailed it.Larry_Mott wrote:Pretty much "The lock that's on the knife i am carrying today"
Yes, you can do that and close it the same way as a mid/backlock but I don't know, I still prefer closing the backlock...just feels a bit more natural in that technique. Maybe just because i've done it so many thousands of times.Ippon wrote:Compression lock is my most used, but as far as which I prefer the compression lock and the mid lock are on equal grounds.
As far as closing the comp lock, if my hands are wet/tired etc. I usually don't pinch the knife at the top and push the lock with my finger. I'll instead keep a normal grip on the knife, and rotate my thumb around the top to actuate the lock. Then let the choil hit my index finger, before closing the knife compleatly. Works really well for me. I use the same method on a mid lock, the only difference is pushing to the side, vs. pushing down, and that doesn't make too much difference to me.
I like the overall "feel" and je ne seis quoi, of the mid lock, but I prefer the detent of the comp. lock.