Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:19 pm
The only Spyderco with a mid lock I have that exhibits absolutely no lock rock is the Spyderco Stretch combo blade metal pinned construction, Each and every mid lock Spyderco from the Salt, Pacific salt2, native, multiple hawkbills etc... I own besides this one does including the native Chief exhibit varying degrees of lock rock new out of the box. Some like the Endura have allot of this and the question I have is why?
Is it because of screw construction? I know it has nothing to do with liner or liner less construction. If it is due to screw construction this makes sense as the Stretch I referenced is the only one with pinned construction.
My Buck110 a full lock back does not exhibit this and I own more than one of these none of them rock. They are also pinned construction.
Wonder if that is it? Pressed and pinned without FRN or G10 = much easier to get closer stable tolerances?
I do not like the lock rock wish it were not present, but make the compromise for the great ergonomics and cutting ability of the various models for the tools they are.
Buck and Spyderco use pretty different takes on the backlock, lock release placement aside.
The tab on the lock bar that drops into the blade tang is shaped different. On spyderco its box shaped like a square, its all right angles:
On the buck, the lock bar is not made up of right angles where it wedges into the blade tang. The sides of it are angled like this \__/ so it wedges in. Can't seem to find a picture of the lock bar.
The Spyderco design is more secure, but also more prone to lock rock. Over time the Buck's tend to develop play in my experience.