Wartstein wrote: ↑
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Pancake wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:49 am
I have the stop lock on the Parata and would not want it on the military. The lock is solid no doubt about it and very strong can't see it being practical though for one handed opening at all.
I haven't used the stop lock yet. You're saying not only do you find it difficult to close one handed, but opening too? I already read some comments on another website about it being tough to close one handed. I'll have to look for a shop that has one in stock.
I am very courious about that stop lock.
Concerning "tough to close one handed": I strongly assume (but still just assume), that it is like with the backlock: One finds it tough to close one handed just initially when new to the lock , and has to figure out how-to-do and practice a bit before it comes easy and natural.
You are assuming incorrectly.
The Stop Lock is strong I wish to make this understood. A VERY VERY STRONG LOCK. Strong as in you are not going to accidentally disengage it due to the strength of the spring. This is also what makes it impracticable to close with one hand.
You have to take your thumb and index finger and pull up against a strong spring with the back of the knife held in position by your palm. Not as easy as you might think. It does have to do with the shape of the Parata's handle making this even more difficult due to its bend.
Would a stop lock be a deal breaker for me? Nope I like the lock but for people needing a knife that can be easily closed one handed well it is not my first choice.
Cold Steel really got it right with the triad lock in so many ways and would love to see more of Spyderco's Powerlock.
After reading all of this and seeing how well liner-less knives work and how the Stop Lock can be so easily implemented just like the Back Lock and the compression lock in a liner-less handle well why not.
A stop lock Military 2 would be a great knife, would still prefer a back lock or the powerlock though.
With the linerless direction Spyderco is going in I think the power lock will fit right in and be the lock used in the MIlitary 2.
Oh as an after thought some bearings in the Military two would be awesome.