Robishere wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 pmEvil D, if there were a valid case that people used to opening a certain style of knife will only hurt themselves with a change or new style....would you explain how people with service revolvers ever adapted to automatics?Evil D wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:30 amFor the record I'm the guy that's fighting for this change, but I completely agree with Sal, the blade still needs to be able to drop closed without cutting your finger. There are already decades of models being produced with too many people who have developed muscle memory closing their knives this way. Changing that is a sure fire way to cause accidents. The Nilakka I mentioned is a liner lock but it lacks any kind of kick or choil and it WILL close and cut your finger even being a liner lock. If you compare that to a Military, the choil falls into your finger when closing it. There is a legitimate concern with all this.
If people were breaking and amputating thumbs with an auto slide and could not adapt.....time to retire. Things change.
If people cannot open and close a new style of knife with a full length cutting edge, do not buy one. There are hundreds of variations of finger choil knives from spyderco which are mostly the same. PLUS we are talking about a back lock that do not “drop” closed till it is much farther than half way anyways. People adapted to compression locks and frame locks and liner locks and the axis lock and balisongs and numerous other styles.
I would suggest one of two options for those that cannot deal with a full length cutting edge:
1) Don't buy one, use what you are familiar with.
2) try the practice spyderco plastic knife first.
Honestly if you wrap your fingers around any knife with an axis lock and release the lock it will fall and cut you. They ALL have full length cutting edges...and yet how big is Benchmade?
Are you assuming no accidents have happened from switching from revolvers to semi auto? You know that's a ridiculous assumption right?