I find that line a bit amusing, with Spyderco's CQI and general improvements over time. The current iteration of the Military is certainly not the same as the first ones produced.
What would be gained?JD Spydo wrote: ↑Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:49 amWith all due respect this has come up before>> but I don't know what would be gained switching lock systems on the C-36 Military model. And I like the compression lock on the Para2 in particular. But to me it would be like putting a ball bearing lock on a Native model>> sure it would improve the model somewhat>> but why???
I've said so many times before on subjects like this "If It Isn't Broke Then Let's Not Try To Fix It" And quite frankly I think the MILLIE is doing just fine the way the original designers drew it up.
Again the liner lock just continues to get a bad rap for no reason at all. I've never had a liner lock of Spyderco's, Benchmade's, Boker's or any other premium knife maker ever fail me. So it's just not Broke and it doesn't need fixing IMO.
I find that a lot of non-knife people are nervous about using liner locks/frame locks, to the point where if I lend them one, they would refuse to attempt to close it themselves after I demonstrate how. Compression locks, AXIS locks, and the others where you remove your fingers from the blade path, are all fine to them.
Tip up Millie would be better...my Millie was the first para that I bought ....I didn't really look into it and thought they were all tip up / down carry I bought a PM2 now which I use daily ...all of my other spydies are tip up so id never get used to get used to tip down unless that was the only one I had ....I have been carrying a Kershaw wave for the last few months so its always going to be tip up for me.....and compression lock is my favourite ...I have accumulated a few spydies with various locks / blade steel and size to see what I like most and it is the compression lock without a doubt ....tho from what can see there are not many different models made with it ...although the PM2 is good I don't mind having a couple but don't want every variation of itekimox wrote: ↑Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:42 amThe liner lock on the Military is fine and works great and I don't see a need for change. The design of the knife overall is near perfection. The only change I would love to see (as many have echoed before me) would be more options for the pocket clip location and deeper carry in the pocket. A tip up deep carry Military is my perfect Spyderco and would be an instant purchase for me and countless others.
Me, too. However, up to this point Spyderco has not shown any interest in this. The compression lock would be a good strong choice. I do not care for liner locks much. I tolerate them, basically.