Totally not practical, with the hole there. A middle finger flick is way faster.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:32 pmI dunno man, I honestly don't see much of a difference. The thumb hole with various ways to open it seems just fine. A "flipper" is better suited for a flipper tab. But whatever floats your boat. If that's how you want to open it, more power to ya. Just doesn't seem very practical.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
I've glued dowel pieces to a few compression lock knives, and it works pretty well. With a small enough tap you could make a bolt-on piece.
The thing that makes the hole so good is that your hand can go from opening the knife to the cutting grip all while maintaining a reasonably solid grip on the handle. A flipper tab may get the blade open faster, but it's a separate motion to get your grip around the handle. By the time that motion's done, you haven't really gained any time.JacksonKnives wrote: ↑Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:05 amI've glued dowel pieces to a few compression lock knives, and it works pretty well. With a small enough tap you could make a bolt-on piece.
The funny thing about re-purposing a Spyderco into a flipper or front flipper is that you start to realize how much better the hole is.
The only advantage the front or lip flipper has is the possibility of a narrower blade profile. Since the Shaman or Yojimbo or whatever else you think about modding already has the wide blade for the hole, there's not much to be gained unless you really want to grind down the spine of the blade.