(To be clear: THAT`S a real knife-nerd discussion, and of absolutely no practical use and implication... - still fun!)
curlyhairedboy wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:27 am
it's definitely much harder to do with large hands and a small knife than with other combinations.
I am sure it´s harder to do with a small knife (partly due to the most times lighter blade), but not so so sure that it´s actually harder with large hands, but not even easier...
Normally you can place a larger hand just further back on the handle than a smaller hand, so create about the same (and optimal) distance to the opening hole.
Given that a larger hand on average will have longer finger, due to that longer fingers you can accelerate the blade over a longer distance before the finger has to release the opening whole... also the tip of the finger, just by physics, should move a bit faster on a longer than on a shorter finger...
Anyway, I myself have (just) average sized hands for an almost 6.2" male. But of course that means I will have bigger hands than the average person
and have no problems flicking even backlocks.. but then, I "unintentionally" practiced a LOT, cause I carry backlocks all the time and play with my knives rather often.... (sadly much more than I actually get to use ´em...
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