I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

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I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Dazen » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:16 pm

...but, when I do it’s usually a Hawkbill!

I didn’t think I’d like anything more than my PE Tasman, but, then came the SE Spyderhawk and boy was I wrong.

If you’re typically a Compression Lock fan, what Back Lock do you use?

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:16 pm

As a compression lock fan, which backlocks do I use?

All of them, of course!


The Ulize is currently getting all the love.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby JonLeBlanc » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:38 pm

Hah, love this question, lately it's been my Wayne Goddard Sprint.
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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Holland » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:08 pm

Backlocks are far from my favorite locks, but unfortunately, my two favorite models are backlocks

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Postby Doc Dan » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:14 pm

I mostly buy backlocks.
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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby tonijedi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:46 pm

I only buy backlocks.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:56 pm

these knives would be so much better with compression locks.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Jazz » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:30 pm

All my favourites are, of course, back locks.
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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Nate » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:41 pm

Been thoroughly enjoying my new straight spine Stretch 2 sprint (holy alliteration Batman!,) and a new-to-me g10 Jester sprint lately.
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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Dazen » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:10 pm

Nate wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Been thoroughly enjoying my new straight spine Stretch 2 sprint (holy alliteration Batman!,) and a new-to-me g10 Jester sprint lately.
I’m waiting for the Straight Spine Stretch in K390!

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Dazen » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:10 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:56 pm
these knives would be so much better with compression locks.
I wish they could do a Hawkbill Caribbean!

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:26 pm

Dazen wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:10 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:56 pm
these knives would be so much better with compression locks.
I wish they could do a Hawkbill Caribbean!
just to be clear, i was joking because most comp lock threads turn into a backlocks are better convention. however, i will say i do love my backlocks too. salts are especially good as backlocks because of their simplicity and resistance to getting jammed up with sand and such at the beach. my pacific salt is always in my boardshorts here in hawaii. i still haven’t tried a caribbean because the pacific salt is so good.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby 208 tim » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:46 pm

Most recent backlock for me, Native Chief. Picked up over the weekend. It's going to be a fantastic carry piece. I was raised on backlocks and slip joints. I do still enjoy a smooth compression lock. Other backlocks are spyderco DF2's, Schrade Uncle Henry LB7 and a Buck 525T. Spyderco does a solid backlock.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:47 pm

While I will take a back lock over a comp lock I prefer the stop lock over either and wish it would make it's way into more models. While it is not the best for one handed closing it excels in many ways.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby JMM » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:19 am

For me, lock preferences would be... Bolt Lock, Compression Lock, CBBL, Liner Lock, RIL, Back Lock

I don't think there's anything wrong with any of them, just my preference.

As far as back lock Spydies specifically... I'd say the Police (+Ulize) family & Stretch family are my most owned and used.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby shunsui » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:32 am

Backlocks are ok with me.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby Wartstein » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:38 am

shunsui wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:32 am
Backlocks are ok with me.

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Oh man, I really love that Endura pic... :rolleyes:

But one question: Did you mod the ZDP Endura? It looks like sabre grind, or maybe as if the ffg was turned into some hollow grind on the lower part of the blade? Or is it just the lighting (can´t quite see it on my phone screen...)

EDIT: Just realized that the ZDP Endura actually came also in sabre grind (and not only the VG10)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby shunsui » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:23 am

IIRC At one time you could pick up a serrated, saber grind, ZDP Endura for about $50 on closeout.

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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:04 am

I carry a backlock daily, the hawkbill dfly 2.
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Re: I don’t always carry a Back Lock...

Postby sok » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:31 am

...but when I do, it is a Caly 3.5


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