Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

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Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby jag-engr » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:22 pm

I haven't been on the forum for awhile, but I've been lurking a bit. I had some login issues, but TazKristi got it all squared away! It's good to be back!

I have stumbled onto a slightly more elegant temporary wave solution than the tried-and-true ziptie wave fro Spydercos.

For years, the Kwik Thumb company has made brass attachments that secure to knives with only thumbnail grooves, such as a the Buck 110. They make both thumbstuds and bars that install onto the spine of the knife and tighten down with set screws to create a fully removable opening device.

I got a brass Kwik Thumb Stud and installed it inside the Spyderhole of my Caly3 as shown below:

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I am happy to report that the stud works adequately as a wave device. It is not quite as grabby as a chunky square ziptie head, but it is definitely easy to catch on the edge of your pocket.

I am considering trying to grind some of the extra material off of the stud with a dremel. I would take off the knurled section inside the thumbhole, flatten the forward face of the stud and round the edges on the top of the thumbstud.

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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby jdw » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:24 pm

I am not sure why a person would want to ruin a perfectly good Spydie-hole??
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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby Monty » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:27 pm

I used those as a thumb stud years ago, didn't know they still exist.

There's a company called 5x5 solutions that makes an attachable wave. No experience with it but I believe Michael Janich was testing it on his Yojimbo at one point.

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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby jag-engr » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:31 pm

jdw wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:24 pm
I am not sure why a person would want to ruin a perfectly good Spydie-hole??
That's the whole point of this mod - it is completely removable if you don't like it.

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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby jag-engr » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:34 pm

Monty wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:27 pm
There's a company called 5x5 solutions that makes an attachable wave. No experience with it but I believe Michael Janich was testing it on his Yojimbo at one point.
Those look to be a vast improvement over the "Fang" made by Wise Men Company.

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Postby Michael Janich » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:37 am

The machining on the 5x5 "Pickpocket" is extremely well done and they produce them for specific Spyderco models. I've found them to work very well and many of my MBC guys swear by them.

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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby DutchBlades » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:41 am

I have these on my 110's; might give it a shot this weekend.
There are other solutions purposefully built to act like a wave, so you might want to look into those ;)
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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby spyderwolf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 am

It's like a beautiful women wearing an evening gown with flip flops.Not only looks horrible,but it's also highly impractical.
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Postby DSH007 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am

^ haha I like the sentiment, but can't get behind the analogy.. fancy heels seem way more impractical to me than flip flops..

I've always thought the zip-tie thing looked ridiculous.. I suppose this looks slightly less so, but still, not for me.
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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:48 am

DSH007 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am
^ haha I like the sentiment, but can't get behind the analogy.. fancy heels seem way more impractical to me than flip flops..

I've always thought the zip-tie thing looked ridiculous.. I suppose this looks slightly less so, but still, not for me.
Practicality depends on context. ;)

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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby jag-engr » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:14 am

spyderwolf wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 am
It's like a beautiful women wearing an evening gown with flip flops.Not only looks horrible,but it's also highly impractical.
Nah. More like wearing combat boots with an evening gown...

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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby Evil D » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:51 pm

I rather like my zip ties. They're super cheap and readily available and are in my experience more effective than a real wave hook and when I'm sick of looking at them I can twist them off with my multitool.
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Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:32 pm

That looks ridiculous. Also probably weighs more than alternatives.


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