I'm kinda with you here. I love it, and find it so much nicer to operate than a regular comp lock (which isn't difficult or bad by any means, but you get that hit on the finger tip as the blade closes with so many models, and I've been pinched by a comp lock before). Without trying it in action, it's hard to say if I'd worry about accidental disengagement, but I've never had that problem on the smock. Then again, I don't put that knife to really hard use.Leader2light wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:27 pmI just don't get why some people are so against it. I have heard some say the lock may be disengaged by accident.
Other than that, it seems like a straight upgrade to me. I would like to see it on PM2(Already exists with PM2 Ultra) and Shaman(Not sure it will work with current blade shape).
I don't think Spyderco will "update" old knives. Maybe PM2? It will be new designs and knives.
In regards to almost dropping the Shaman, try to close it "backlock style"-- i am a righty, but can also do this with my left (though more awkwardly).elduderino04 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:56 amEvery compression lock model for me. As a lefty with pretty big hands, the button is especially beneficial for models with limited access, as foofie mentioned, or those without particularly grippy scales (i.e., I've come close to dropping my BHQ Shaman several times with its smooth G10 scales). I've found that the compression lock implementation in the PM2 and Para 3 are perfectly fine for leftys, given the cutout and the traction on the scales. However, there are a lot of compression lock models that are basically unusable without a button. It seems to me that there is very little given up to use the button (aside from possibly the requirement for a cutout in the blade), and a massive benefit for ergonomics by adding one. I have seen some concerned with debris possibly getting caught in the button, but the same could just as easily happen with any other compression lock (or Axis lock, back lock, etc.).