samdasnake wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:42 pm
I appreciate your feedback on this. I’ve read a few people saying that the thumb hole is too small. Do you have particularly large hands? I love Swayback design but I also want a knife I can open one handed. What have been others experience?
I had some intermittent issues with mine at first but seems to have cleared up now. Not sure what was up with it. I had no issue using the end of my thumb to pull the blade out but using the pad of my thumb was a no go. Then the next day I picked it up and it opened fine. A couple days later it wouldn't open again. Then after pulling the blade out with the end of my thumb a few times I could open it with the pad of my thumb again. It's been fine ever since. It opens like any other Ti frame lock I have
TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:33 pm
Definitely a knife as soon as I saw it, saw some issues. The price though, that was the main turn off for me. You could get a nice G10 Manix AND a Para 3 LW for the price of this. When both of those knives have raving reviews of form/fit/function over the Swaybacktotheshop. People tend to get so hyped over something new, that they tend to forget the factors that matter most in a knife. Glad you're able to get your refund Michael.
What matters most to you in a knife may not be the same as what matters to someone else. A $40 model from the value or Byrd lines will cut things as well as a G10 Manix or Para 3. Some people are content with their Tenacious, Manix 2, or Para 3 while others want something a little nicer like the Swayback, Paysan, Drunken, etc. A basic car will get me to work as well as an exotic sports car. Some people don't want to pay for the higher priced models and that's understandable. It's all a matter of what makes you happy and what you can afford.
Not sure what issues you saw but the Swayback is a beautiful knife and worth the price (IMO) considering the contoured Ti handle and other details. The hollow ground Wharncliffe blade is thin behind the edge and cuts very well. It seems to work really well as a knife