Tucson Tom wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:46 pm
What is with all this whining and fussing about closing a liner lock knife? Unless you are daft, I can't see how this poses any problem whatsoever. Is there actually someone out there who has cut themselves closing a liner lock? Don't be shy, 'fess up!
I was shocked actually when I read that some people are saying this is some kind of safety issue. Do these people actually own and use liner lock knives?
I have a CRKT Convergence, that features a weird little sliding block to cam the hidden liner-lock open... it requires you to put your thumb (or finger, but the thumb is the most natural digit to use) in the way of the closing blade to manipulate it, if the lock gives any resistance to opening, you have to use more force, then when it unlocks that force is applied to the blade, swinging it down on your thumb knuckle.
So yes, I have cut myself with a knife that's technically a liner lock, but no I've never cut myself with a normally operated liner lock... and I one-hand close most of them.
If you managed to cut yourself closing the Military, you've earned bonus Darwin Award points, since the forward lobe of the choil hits your thumb first, preventing the edge from getting anywhere near your hand! I tried it lefty too and while the edge gets a bit closer, the choil still gives a solid safety margin.