rabbitanarchy14 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:24 am
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:44 am
rabbitanarchy14 wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:33 pm
No too the whole thing. Hate backlocks with a deep passion. I think it's funny that most of the forum loves backlocks but when I talk to friends and colleages most prefer liner lock or to try something new.
Just guessing and in no way meant offensive towards your "friends and colleagues": But maybe the difference between them and the people on the forum who love backlocks is, that the latter really and often use their folders?
I am a 100% certain that anyone who really uses a backlock knife frequently, will not find that lock harder or slower to operate, and discover its clear advantages in some aspects.. (detent / safety in pocket, operation with gloves (ok, liner lock shines here either), ambidextrous, knife always very secure in hand when closing and so on..)
i think honestly why most ppl on the forum like them because they feel it is safer lock and have no problem using 2 hands or playing with it to move it in there hand to close it. yes it is a safer lock from the extreme pov not a real user pov
, i do not use my knives to any extreme it is a tool. the spring detent sucks and is not safe if you get you finger in there before it gets past the spring point. bit my fingers ways to many times. and not to mention most of the time takes alot more pressure to push the lock compared to a liner/compression lock.
Not the place for yet another
backlock discussion (and I am well aware that I am one of those who actually initiated a lot of those discussions!
, so just briefly (plus vids at the end):
I´ll admit that probably a backlock takes a bit more time to get "good" on it as some other locks. But I think anyone who really uses and operates their (backlock-) knives, will
automatically invests that bit of time. And when you are a bit used to a backlock, I think there can´t be any safer lock both in pocket and
in use, plus it´s very user friendly, and that (other than other locks) in almost any
condition (wet, cold, gloves and so on).
So just a plain and simple and most likely the best lock for down to earth people who really frequently use folders in various conditions.
It is also the lock, that makes it the least
likely your "fingers are bitten" when you know how to use it, AND want to have the knife secure in hand while operating (and not somewhat unsafely pinched and more prone do dropping the knife as let`s say with a comp. lock)
" A lot more pressure to push the lock" - really? Not on mine, except maybe the Chaparral initially... And other than the somewhat small and and with gloves hard to find lock tab of a comp.lock, a lock bar is huge and very comfortable to use.
I finally taught myself how to make and post vides (!!!
). What you can see below are literally the first videos I ever took on my phone.
I am not at home right now, so these are just very quick and the very first takes of three methods how to close a backlock without
having the fingers in the blade path at all. On each vid at first very slow, then two times in my normal speed. You´ll maybe have to let run each vid two or three times before it fully functions)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40