ctrikard wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:55 am
I can definately appreciate that some people like it. And I understand why they use it. I just am not a fan. I dont mind an extra ounce of weight or maybe a little more that liners will add. I carry a manix every day. The g10 version so I dont mind the weight. In the summer in shorts I carry my sage 5 or my bugout. Both are fine examples of lighter weight models and the bugout is a perfect example of a great lock with minimal liners and one of the lightest weights for a 3 inch knife in existence. So you dont need a backlock for thin stock knives. Stock on the bugout is .09". Even the new benchmade freek has no liners and still uses the axis lock and that's a pretty large knife. I'm the opposite of you I suppose. I love the pm2 the way it is and the sage and the manix. Also the new CL on the smock is fantastic. I love the direction spyderco is headed with the cl in the new para 3 and the sage 5. The ease of use is important to me. Less important than strength even though the cbbl and compression lock are probably just as strong as the LB and easier to use quickly. The manix 2 lw is linerless as well with a cbbl and fairly thin stock at .125 and this could be made thinner just by scaling down the size of the lock or simply just by using thicker washers like the sage 5. I'd really love to see the native 5 with a compression lock or a cbbl. That is the knife I'm truly hoping for one day. As well as a native 5 design in a fixed blade model. But to each their own and I know spyderco cant please us all even though it looks as if they do try. And I'm grateful for that.
These are good points and I really like that you have thought-through opinions on knives and don´t shy away to share and discuss those (and I mean it!) - that is what keeps this forum running and interesting!
It´s just that the way your words in your previous post were put was a little hard to swallow for a backlock-guy like me...
but I´ll admit, I am biased, I somehow "grew up" with backlocks and am very accostumed to them.
And I am open to learn about and enjoy other kind of locks! For example, believe it or not, though beeing into Spyderco for quite some time, only recently I got my first comp. lock knife that I really keep, a PM2 gifted to me by a very kind forum member. And what can I say... though still I am prefering a backlock overall, the compression lock impressed me much more than I would have thought, I like it a lot and think it is an ingenious design!
I´d also like to see that many more Spyderco knives would come in a variety of locks, so that everone could choose the version he/she likes the best (like in the Sage series, or partly in the Lil Native). But of course and totally comprehensible Spyderco as a company can´t do this.
And I am with you in thinking that literally any lock Spyderco offers is by far strong enough for the use one should put a folder through.
On thinness: I think, if one would aim to design the thinnest folder possible, this model would have to feature a backlock. But sure a knife can get just "thin enough" with other kinds of locks too.
Last point: Benchmades axxis lock is fine and fun to play with, but I have to say: Those omega-springs DO break eventually and you have to put in new ones (I know that from experience). No problem though, since Benchmade does send you replacaments for free, even to Europe
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