I have both the D'Allara 3 & the Q-Ball. There's a lot to love about these knives, but I have the hardest time operating the ceramic ball bearing lock. One of favorite designs is the Manix 2, of which I own several. I find that the cage on the Manix 2 makes the operation a breeze for me when opening/closing.
I'm not sure if spacing would allow for it, but does anyone know if installing an aftermarket ball cage for a Manix 2 would work for D'Allara 3/Q-Ball? Ideally, I would use the Flytanium ball cage for this: https://www.flytanium.com/item/389/Spyd ... -Ball-Cage