First off I personally never had a reason to remove a "lanyard tube" >> I use lanyards on certain outdoor activities>> I also use one anytime I'm boating, fishing or even near a body of water. I lost one Spyder on a river once and I'm not going to let that happen again.Evil D wrote: ↑Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:41 am
On some knives they play a pretty big role in the construction of the knife. I removed one on an Ouroboros and Paul informed me that the back spacer could rotate out of the knife as a result (which I failed to noice). On the Manix 2 for example the lanyard tube is pretty much the only thing holding the butt of the knife together since there aren't any screws back there. I've taken a few of those apart and when you take the scales off, if the hole gets loose around the lanyard tube the scale can lift up off of the liner. Other knives like the Sliverax and Caribbean (Taichung, as you point out) have screws near the lanyard tube so the tube isn't playing much part in the construction, and I've even taken them out on a few knives.
If these lanyard tubes are part of the integral construction of the knife and it appears EVIL is right about that>> then what advantage is there in removing it? And please I'm not trying to be a "wise guy" but what would the advantage be in doing that ?
Also I wish Spyderco would look into using different materials for their lanyard hole assemblies. I'm thinking that Titanium would be a good choice for that? Because those lanyard holes when used take a lot more friction that we realize.