BigWillie wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:42 am
If you too want a PM2 with a pin and springs lock, or just any of the other line with that lock. Let Spyderco know. They can't be expected to read our minds. We have to tell them what we want.
I assume you mean "AXIS lock" here? It's OK to use the given name. I suspect that if Spyderco ever used this lock, they'd call it the "McHenry and Williams AXIS lock" (just like they use "Walker liner lock" and "Reeve integral lock") to give credit to the inventors.
IMO, a PM2 with a different lock would no longer be a PM2. That's not a dig on the AXIS lock; there have been requests in the past for a PM2 with backlock, and I wouldn't want that either.
So while I wouldn't mind if Spyderco made some new model with AXIS lock (or eventually made a Sage with AXIS lock, since the Sage model is designed to showcase different locks), I don't want a PM2 with AXIS lock.
I also doubt Spyderco would ever do a PM2 with AXIS lock simply because the horrible Ganzo rip-offs have already done that combo.
Personally, I've had mixed results with AXIS lock knives. I don't know if the issues I've seen are inherent flaws in the design or due to how Benchmade made the knives. Now that a few other companies are making knives with AXIS lock, I may try one of those to see if other manufacturers do this lock better or worse than Benchmade. (I like the design of the Hogue/HK "Exemplar" model so I may eventually get one of those.)