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Latest experiment.

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:55 pm
by silvershade255
This one was a pretty safe bet. I'd been kicking it around for awhile before I saw the smock but never tried it (I like to over think, which leads to hesitation and procrastination). As soon as I saw the smock it was an instant must have, and now that I have one in my pocket I had the motivation to move forward.

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It's currently nothing more than a piece of a nylon spacer epoxied on there, I didn't want to commit to permanent changes until I was sure it'd work out and safely. It's been a full day and so far it's functioning just fine. The next steps are to find a way to mount an actual metal piece. My current ideas are to tap the lock tab, try to make enough of a counter sink in the tab to fit a screw flush, or bore out the scale a bit so there is room for a screw that is not flush.

My goal is to find a solution to make knives with compression locks that will be difficult for me to close left handed viable. My usual method has been to let the finger choil fall unto my index, then finish closing the knife. Several recent designs that I'm interested in either lack or have very small choil areas on the blade, rendering my method risky.

Re: Latest experiment.

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:36 pm
by Evil D
I like the idea but it seems like it would be easy to accidentally press while gripping firmly...? I haven't handled a Smock yet but I like the button idea for a compression lock. If it operates anything like my Autonomy does I know I'll love it.

Re: Latest experiment.

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:51 pm
by ZrowsN1s
Interesting idea

Re: Latest experiment.

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:51 pm
by ferider
Very cool ! I was thinking about doing something similar to the Amalgam ever since I saw Nick's disassembly video of the Smock. I wanted to use a steel standoff similar to the ones in Military or Paramilitary. Just long enough to get my finger out of the way of the flipper.

Re: Latest experiment.

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:38 pm
by ferider
Done :) Check this out: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=83181.