No, wrong. After carrying it every day, literally, at home, town, hotels and hospitals and doing nothing at all except cleaning it and a touch of oil on the bushings it has broken in beautifully. Easy to flick open should you like that and with a pinch the compression lock and gentle shake the blade swings mostly shut taking only a nudge from my index finger to close securely.
So, liner lock not required, needed nor wanted.
I have found the blade shape useful in a variety of cutting tasks (and I can use the spine to pry off an ale bottle cap when required) and am happy with it.
The ergonomics for me are still great. No grip issues. Period.
For me this is my favorite small Spyderco. If I lost it I would buy another right away. Makes me smile.
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