I have a number of linerless knives in my work knife rotation (Salt 2, Tasman Salt 2, Native 5 Lightweight) alongside a couple of knives with liners (Delica 4, Alcyone) and I haven't experienced any significant blade play or lock rock in the former, and I imagine I use my work knives more than the average knife knut given the nature of my work (I work in a warehouse where I probably use my knife at least a couple of hundred times over a typical shift to cut pallet straps, netting, nylon rope, and other materials).
I don't really have a dog in the "liner vs. linerless" debate, but I will say, I appreciate the weight reduction offered by the lack of a liner, as well as the decreased potential for corrosion. And as prndltech mentioned, if I find myself facing a situation where a linerless folder will have insufficient structural strength, I'm carrying a fixed-blade instead. The right tool for the job and all that.
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