rabbitanarchy14 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:53 am
ok 4 i found. i am at work as well just skimming through it. thought there were a few more tho.
james Y had a rookie
mushroom had a ladybug
evil d had a ladybug
zuludelta had a delica 4
Thanks again for counting and listing! As you know, I am a huge backlock fan and believer, but I have to admit: That´s a bit surprising indeed!
Can´t fully explain it, tbh.
- One reason could be, that very many people carry backlocks, so the reports of opening of such in the pocket are more likely just statistically than with other locks. But still, it really should not happen in my view and experience, and I am still surprised
- I never handled either rookie or ladybug, so theoretically it could be, that just THEIR specific backlocks are somehow "weaker" than I am used to, but, no, I don´t believe that to be true either.
- I also don´t believe, that such obviously experienced knife people as the one you listed, had something wrong with the actions of their knives, so this too just can´t be the reason
- One thing that I maybe could see being an issue with backlocks: While they are way less likely to actually OPEN in the pocket, maybe they are more prone to not being FULLY CLOSED due to pocket lint or other stuff "blocking" the lock (and so not being fully CLOSED in the first place)? Just guessing here, though.
Still, alone just by construction and mechanism a backlock HAS to be safer in pocket than other, detent based locks... and it would "close itself" again normally due to the spring tension, IF it somehow opened a bit.
But, as said, I am surprised and can fully understand that you question the statements (of which I myself made some) saying that backlocks are much safer in the pocket than other locks (though I am still 100 % convinced that this is true).
So, my friend, you have a point here and our interesting lock discussions will go on...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40