Tucson Tom wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:44 am
Thanks Vivi --
You set me to practicing. The reach to the hole for the backlock is tricky, and I have to take care so my other fingers don't wander into the way of the closing blade. The same is true of the CBBL if I try to use a finger to push it close. Both can be done nicely if the knife drops free. My Manix drops free with ease. The Manix backlock only does so if you really fully depress the lock bar. So, thanks for showing the way.
But I still maintain that the compression lock is literally made for easy one hand closing.
It takes some getting used to, but with practice it should become second nature. I use the method of keeping my index finger in the spydiehole to close all of my backlocks. This lets me ensure the blade doesn't swing into my fingers, because I can control how much it travels manually.
I find the backlock very easy to close with one hand, but that´s probably just because it is my favorite and byfar most used locks.
Additional to the methods Vivi described, there are several more I use:
- My most used one: Close the blade halfways while keeping you index finger in the spydiehole; then rotate the knife by 180 degrees in your hand, so that the back of the handle faces downwards; while rotating the knife, your index finger automatically gets out of the hole and with the other 3 fingers to the side of the handle, the thumb to the opposite side of the handle; than put your thumb in the hole and close the knife (the other 4 fingers are automatically out of the way) by pulling the blade downwards
- Just one more, before it gets to long winded: Close the blade halfway again with your index finger in the hole; then put your thumb on the other side of the hole and do some "reverse Spydie-drop", so flick the handle upwards towards the edge and close the knife by doing so
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