elena86 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:38 am
I am lost here
So, the knife looks well or at least the blade looks cool, it's a dream to open and close, it's very thin behind the edge and cuts like a champ, the handle is neutral enough to use multiple grips and that cutout in the blade CAN be used as a finger choil with minimal prudence. I am sorry to say but some of you guys are way to choosey. I have to admit though... that handle could be improved : it's longer and blockier than it needs to be and those holes are just ... stupid IMO. I recently bought my second Smock... enough said.
We have a lot of choices, and some of us have limited income. We have a right to be choosey. I personally do not like the looks of the smock, and from what I've read from others I know I more than likely would not keep it if I tried one, so I haven't bought one. I'll wait until I can try one and see if it fits me.
I don't use choils, the handle is just a block, and it's just not an attractive knife to me. I'm sure that blade is very good at cutting, but so is my Amalgam, which is very ergonomic, and just pleasing to the eye as well. It's my favorite spydie for a reason, however many fault it because of the light detent (which I admit I would like it a little heavier) and the fact the flipper tab comes through the compression lock opening, which imo isn't a big deal and people blow it out of proportion.
So, it's all opinions. Many love the smock for the fidget factor, or how it cuts, or insert quality here. We don't all have to. I personally choose knives on whether I will enjoy them while using them, fidget factor is just an added bonus, but not necessary.
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief
Kershaw : Tone, Cryo, Cryo 2, Thermite, Atmos, Natrix 7007cf, Natrix 7008cf, Bareknuckle 7777, Bareknuckle 20cv, Concierge
Zero Tolerance : 0566CF, 0770CF, 0770GRYBW, 0562CF, 0470, 0456CF, 0095BW, 0801TI
Ontario : Rat 1
CRKT : Caligo
Civivi : Plethiros, Baklash
Cold Steel : AD10
Benchmade : 810-1401 Contego, 15080-2 Crooked River, 15080-Custom Crooked River, 560BK-1 Super Freek, 15085 Mini Crooked River, 15085-Custom Mini Crooked River, 940-2, 550-1 Griptilian, 950bk Rift, 940-1
Buck : 110, Bucklite 422, 110 LT, 110 Slim Select, 112 Slim Pro, Custom 110, 1978-79 110
Artisan : Tradition
Hogue : Ritter RSK MK1-G2