JRinFL wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:36 pm
So, my straight take on this knife: It is a modern take on a traditional design and as such you have to live within the knife's design. If you do not wish to or cannot do that, that is perfectly fine as there are many other knives from wish to choose.
The only thing I will do to mine, other that replacing the clip, is to soften the points near the lanyard hole.
Actually the two points which are "sharp" on mine are near the pivot.
Oh here is a little review I really enjoyed from Kniferx (Vegas baby Sep 08, 2020) customer of the Knifecenter.
"I enjoy Slysz designs and that includes this SwayBack. Beautiful to behold in person, this knife has only a slight sway. The handles are heavy and comfortable in hand. The blade requires a little more practice to deploy due to the smaller Spyderhole, but it is absolutely doable. The deployment is very satisfying with the long CTS-XHP blade, which arrived very sharp and ready to go. To address some complaints I have read elsewhere:
1) "The clip!!" - As usual, there are complaints about the clip and how it affects ergo. I don't think clips ever help ergo, but it is truly large and obnoxious in this case. I simply removed it, because should a "throwback design" really even have a clip? SwayBack pocketknives didn't used to have clips! It is much more comfortable with the clip gone. I'm sure 3rd party clips can be purchased that are flatter as well.
2) "The knife blade pokes out when closed!" - This is a big deal and could point to production issues. However, I didn't experience this whatsoever. I couldn't cut myself on that closed blade if I tried. I have always been happy with the Taiwanese Spyderco knives and this is no exception.
3) "Spyderhole is too small!" - Already spoke to this, but it's simply not true. This is one of my favorite knives to deploy. It's very impressive to watch according to those who have witnessed me deploy it, because it really flies open and locks solid. I really hope you give this knife a chance.
Let's be honest, do you really think Marcin Slysz doesn't know what he's doing with design? I'm so happy to have this in my collection."