Enactive wrote: ↑Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:16 amDavid, thanks for your response to my off topic comment. I know these are very well made knives with very good locks. To me the lockrock is an aesthetic/ haptic issue that I just don't like. I really like lockbacks and i think the Golden lockbacks have spoiled me with their smoothe and solid operation.
I agree 100%, if we could have revised lock geometry in the Sakai and Moki LB knives it would definitely make me even more enthusiastic about them. The lockup on my Manix LB is insanely precise and positive, my multiple Native LWs aren't far behind it either and don't even get me started on the Ti fluted N5
My point was just that in terms of keeping your fingers safe the "inferior" lock on a Japanese Spydie is still *very* safe and when cutting with the knife you won't feel any slop in the blade as it's forced all the way back against the lockbar.
Kinda like the (insert company name here) lockback/mid-lock vs. Tri-Ad lock debate... we shouldn't let absolutes cloud our perception of "lesser" designs that are still excellent.
Remember that when BHQ did their lock strength tests the delica blade broke out of the knife before the lock released!