mayong wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 am
Popsickle wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 am
I love the police 4 design but seki quality to price isn’t for me, and I’ve had issues on my last few seki knives.
May I ask: What kind of issues did you have with Seki knives? I am (of course) not saying , that such can´t occur, I myself just never had any issues with all the FRN Seki knives I had and have, so I am courious.
Seki backlocks tend to have vertical blade play. Some of my favorite knives (Police 4, Caly 3.5, Al Mar Eagle) all have the same slight wiggle when cutting on a hard surface, e.g. a cutting board. My Endura and Delica are the same. To replicate, put the edge of the knife on the cutting board and just push down repeatedly without lifting the knife off the board. Functionally it's not a big deal but I'm insane and it really bugs me. Those knives would be faultless (in my book) were there no blade play; I love backlocks and I love the design and ergos of the Seki knives.
I just received my Chief today and I'm happy to say that the golden backlock is rock solid. Very pleased about that. I also absolutely love the blade shape. The tapered leaf really does it for me.
However, I'm really not thrilled with the overall design of the knife. Nothing to fault, it's entirely personal, but it feels clunky, especially when opening and closing the knife compared to other backlocks and of course when compared to compression locks. I don't regret the purchase but I don't see it knocking the PM2, Police, Caly 3.5, or Eagle HD out of my pocket.
Now, talk dirty to me about a Native Chief / PM2 hybrid. This has probably been covered in the 20+ pages of this thread but I'd love to see a Native Chief with liners and a compression lock.
Thanks for your reply!
You are right, Seki backlocks tend to have a tiny bit of vertical play/ lockrock. As you said, functionally that's not a problem and does not bother me at all personally.
But if you like no movement at all, Seki backlocks are probably not the best choice (though my two HAP40 FRN Seki knives have no play at all, while my VG10 models do).
And yes, the Golden backlock (I know that from the Native I had) is something else. No movement, very solid feel. I am glad that obviously now big-knife-guys, who maybe never got a Native, now can experience that lock in the Chief.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40