Future of the PowerLock

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
ABX2011
Member
Posts: 1784
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Future of the PowerLock

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:32 pm

I really like this lock on the Chinook 4 and Tatanka. The Tatanka has been discontinued. So now there's only one knife in the catalog with a PowerLock.

Sal has stated that going forward they would make fewer high-end models in Seki City, where the PowerLock was developed.

So I'm wondering - does this lock have a future at Spyderco? Would Spyderco consider manufacturing a PowerLock outside of Seki City?

User avatar
tvenuto
Member
Posts: 3786
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:16 am
Location: South Baltimore

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby tvenuto » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:59 pm

Maybe on the Sage series? The 4 is discontinued so it seems like a possibility.

User avatar
Evil D
Member
Posts: 20925
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:48 pm
Location: Northern KY

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby Evil D » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Heck I didn't know the Chinook 4 had it?

Problem is it seems like a large bit of mechanisms all working together, it may be too much to put on a shorter/smaller knife.
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
~David

User avatar
ferider
Member
Posts: 812
Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby ferider » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:24 pm

ABX2011 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:32 pm
I really like this lock on the Chinook 4 and Tatanka. The Tatanka has been discontinued. So now there's only one knife in the catalog with a PowerLock.
I love the power lock in both. What nobody tells you is that besides being a strong lock, it makes opening easier without having to compromise on blade centering of a long folder - I can easily finger flick Tatanka and Chinook 4, but have difficulties with the big classic back locks (e.g., Chinook 1-3 & Manix).

A Police 4, Military or even Szabo with power lock, or any new >= 4" knife would be great !

Roland.

kodai78
Member
Posts: 206
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Location: Houston, Texas

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby kodai78 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:33 pm

I’d like to try it out. The Tatanka didn’t do anything for me. I would hope that we’d see it on another knife soon. The Military with a new lock sounds intriguing!
:spyder: Smock, Baby Jess Horn CE, Spydiechef, Schempp Bowie,Ti Fluted Military, Titanium Military, Native S30 V and G10, PM 2 in S35VN, and S110V, Manix 2 LW BD1, Sage 5, Positron black CPM S30V, Chaparral w/Raffir Noble scales, SuperLeaf VG 10, Ladybug H1, Dragonfly 2 in ZDP 189 and Superblue/420J1 and H1, Delica in ZDP 189, Clipitool Standard, the Cook’s knife VG10, Santorum, paring and utility knives, all in MBS 26. :spyder:

User avatar
The Deacon
Member
Posts: 25076
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Upstate SC, USA
Contact:

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby The Deacon » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:36 pm

No real interest in it myself, since I'm not a fan of really large knives and the midlock works fine with the 3.5" and under blades on the knives I use.

Still, if Spyderco holds the patent for the PowerLock, there's no reason it could not be used on knives from Taiwan, Golden, and Italy.
Paul
My Personal Website ---- Beginners Guide to Spyderco Collecting ---- Spydiewiki
Deplorable :p
WTC # 1458 - 1504 - 1508 - Never Forget, Never Forgive!

ABX2011
Member
Posts: 1784
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:07 pm

ferider wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:24 pm
I love the power lock in both. What nobody tells you is that besides being a strong lock, it makes opening easier without having to compromise on blade centering of a long folder - I can easily finger flick Tatanka and Chinook 4, but have difficulties with the big classic back locks (e.g., Chinook 1-3 & Manix).
Yes I was surprised to find that the PowerLock has a different action from a lock back. I also like the lack of any blade play.

ABX2011
Member
Posts: 1784
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:11 pm

tvenuto wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Maybe on the Sage series? The 4 is discontinued so it seems like a possibility.
Sounds like a good idea to me.

AccountDeletedUserRequest
Member
Posts: 6612
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:15 am

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm

I've been looking at the Chinook, largely to try out the new lock. I'd like to see a Manix XL with one, or dare I say it, a Manix XXL :D

User avatar
Wanimator
Member
Posts: 607
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Earth

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby Wanimator » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:15 pm

I'd love it on the Military.

AccountDeletedUserRequest
Member
Posts: 6612
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:15 am

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:16 pm

Wanimator wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:15 pm
I'd love it on the Military.
I'm starting to wonder if the Millie 2 was an April Fool's joke :D

Sumdumguy
Member
Posts: 1762
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:51 pm

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Vivi wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm
I've been looking at the Chinook, largely to try out the new lock. I'd like to see a Manix XL with one, or dare I say it, a Manix XXL :D
I can see it now: Full Lined, XXL, Powerlock, S110V or LC200N...

Drool...

I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I love the M2, but it's too small and I despise the cbbl.

User avatar
knivesandbooks
Member
Posts: 1348
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Tulsa, OK

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Vivi wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm
I've been looking at the Chinook, largely to try out the new lock. I'd like to see a Manix XL with one, or dare I say it, a Manix XXL :D
I can see it now: Full Lined, XXL, Powerlock, S110V or LC200N...

Drool...
Linerless G10 manix 2 xl powerlock in LC200n (or s30v tbh)
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

Bill1170
Member
Posts: 1832
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:34 pm
Location: San Diego North County

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby Bill1170 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:13 pm

Manix XXL sounds intriguing. I’d love to try a Powerlock-equipped folder, but neither the Tatanka or Chinook speak to me. A Military 2 with a Powerlock would be very hard to resist.

ThePeacent
Member
Posts: 2847
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:45 am
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby ThePeacent » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 am

yes it seems like too much development and investigation to create this awesome lock was "wasted" by using it only in two models, one of which is now discontinued :confused: :(

Sumdumguy
Member
Posts: 1762
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:51 pm

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:09 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Vivi wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm
I've been looking at the Chinook, largely to try out the new lock. I'd like to see a Manix XL with one, or dare I say it, a Manix XXL :D
I can see it now: Full Lined, XXL, Powerlock, S110V or LC200N...

Drool...
Lined G10 manix 2 xl powerlock in LC200n (or s110v tbh)
Fixed that for you ;)

ABX2011
Member
Posts: 1784
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:54 pm

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:10 am

ThePeacent wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 am
yes it seems like too much development and investigation to create this awesome lock was "wasted" by using it only in two models, one of which is now discontinued :confused: :(
Well yeah, I'd have to agree. And if they're only going to use it on larger models made in Seki City, then apparently the PowerLock will be rarely used in the future.

Hopefully Sal will chime in with some thoughts.

User avatar
Wanimator
Member
Posts: 607
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:40 pm
Location: Earth

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby Wanimator » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 pm

Will we ever get a Military 2? Stop lock or Powerlock?

AccountDeletedUserRequest
Member
Posts: 6612
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:15 am

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:32 pm

Wanimator wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Will we ever get a Military 2? Stop lock or Powerlock?
I don't think so. Military 2 rumors have been floating around since before I got into Spyderco almost 15 years ago.

The last three Millies I bought, I debated waiting for the Millie 2 instead. The most recent of those purchases was two years ago. I gave up and moved on to other models.

Now if it ever does come out, and it has tip up and a self closing mechanism in the lock, I'll happily eat my shoe.

dogrunner
Member
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm

Re: Future of the PowerLock

Postby dogrunner » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:38 pm

Vivi wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Wanimator wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:15 pm
I'd love it on the Military.
I'm starting to wonder if the Millie 2 was an April Fool's joke :D
Nope, unicorn!


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], mjcarp and 22 guests