CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

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How many fingers do you use to unlock your CBBL knives?

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:13 pm

I use two. I can do it with only my thumb but I struggle with it so I don't bother
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:18 pm

i use my thumb and forefinger. i can do it with either one by itself, but it requires more focus than i’m usually willing to lend to closing my knife.

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby TomAiello » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:23 pm

I use two, but I have used one in the past and that's worked for me too. I just prefer two.

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:31 pm

One thumb can work, but somehow it's more comfortable for me to use two fingers to unlock the CBBL.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby The Deacon » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:45 pm

Like others have said, I use two. Because, while I can do it with one, it's a struggle. Bolt action lock, on the other hand, works like a charm with just one finger.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby tvenuto » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:13 pm

The Deacon wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Like others have said, I use two. Because, while I can do it with one, it's a struggle. Bolt action lock, on the other hand, works like a charm with just one finger.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby kodai78 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:04 pm

One usually, my thumb but I can do a forefinger alone or a two finger grip. I find it easy to do with one thumb and I am perplexed by the word struggle. On the other hand I have to focus to flip a knife open. Enough that I’m not much of a fan of the flipper as an opening method.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Ankerson » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:48 pm

Just my thumb.

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby SF Native » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:33 pm

2. Was working with my s100v manix just tonight.

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby garret » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:03 am

If we talk about manix a single finger is enough, with the dodo better to use two

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Vivi » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:15 am

garret wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:03 am
If we talk about manix a single finger is enough, with the dodo better to use two
I don't think I've ever managed a single finger unlock with the exposed ball bearing style. It always felt intuitive with the caged version though.

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby garret » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:25 am

Vivi wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:15 am
garret wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:03 am
If we talk about manix a single finger is enough, with the dodo better to use two
I don't think I've ever managed a single finger unlock with the exposed ball bearing style. It always felt intuitive with the caged version though.
The same thing I mean, the exposed bearing does not make things so easy, but it's so beautiful ..

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Evil D » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:19 am

I can do one but it feels like I'm using more effort than is necessary so I just use two. It's not like it's difficult with two or significantly easier with one.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby blueblur » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:38 am

Evil D wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:19 am
I can do one but it feels like I'm using more effort than is necessary so I just use two. It's not like it's difficult with two or significantly easier with one.
This. It’s just natural for me to pinch the cage from both sides.

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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby DirtMcGirt » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:12 am

Just like others have posted, I can use my thumb only, but always pinch and pull with thumb and finger. It’s just more natural.

I also have tried the “half open” hack to loosen the spring. But I’m with sharpguy, I don’t think it does anything at all.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby awa54 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:36 am

I prefer finger and thumb with my hand over the top of the knife, that way no fingers are in the path of the blade as it swings open or shut.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Jazz » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:38 am

Vivi wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Just a simple poll to see if you use two fingers or one to unlock your caged ball bearing lock knives.

I use one, my thumb. This has worked on all the CBBL knives I've handled.

What about you?

Don't forget, you're not normal, bro. ;) :p

I use 2.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:55 am

I used two fingers. I can do it with one, but it is a lot easier and safer to use two. This is not an axis lock. I find the buttons to be a little slippery when using one finger. On the axis lock the buttons have edges I can get my finger on to unlock the blade.
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Re: CBBL: Two finger unlock, or one?

Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:30 am

Two fingers but I don't have big hands.

Everytime I unlock a cbbl my fingers wish the cage were made of a metal.
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