Crux wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:20 pm
No as it is still attached to the lanyard tube. You can pivot it away with no problem. Also, WTF does someone do that they need to completely disassemble a knife to clean it on a regular basis? *Edited - Unnecessary and disrespectful* - TazKristi
The scale has to be pushed out of its original fit with the lanyard tube, which is a pressed-fit part. By using force to move a part out of its original fit in a manner that would render it no longer functional in that condition, is at the very least partial removal. It is still physically connected to the lanyard tube, but the application of force still supports the point of the Sage5 simply having a lanyard tube that drops in and out.
If you drop your knife in a body of water, or happen to get caught in rain and it's in your pocket, it would generally be a good idea to dry it off, and make sure there is no moisture sitting in any hard-to-reach places (like between a liner and a scale).
This thread is titled "Sage 5 or Para3 LW?", and my point of the lanyard tube is that of the Para3's lanyard tube compared to the Sage5.