I wonder what more can actually be done to innovate and revolutionise knife design?
How strong do locks in folders actually need to be? How much easier to open can a folder be made? Are custom heat coloured titanium clips better than a simple wire clip? Are petrified mammoth tusk scales that much better than FRN scales? How much more betterer is S110V than VG-10? It’s all barking nonsense to everyone except for a mob of kooks like us here.
It never ceases to amuse me when terms like “ergonomic’ are used to describe modern folding knives with clips … and the list goes on and on.
“I designed this knife with a subtle negative rake to the blade with a little more/less belly and the handle with a slight palm swell … etc. etc.” Ah, hahaha! How innovative! Why didn’t anyone else think of this?
I find it all quite farcical. Akin to painting a wooden wagon wheel red and claiming it’s now much more betterer and fasterer than it was before it was painted.
Anyhow, I s’pose at the end of the day we all have different expectations and prerequisites but the fact remains knives are knives are knives and I only use mine to cut stuff. Like so many here I have more knives than I can poke a stick at including a few pretty flash ones and often wonder what was I thinking, what’s the difference and who in their right mind would have so many knives?
As it goes, for about a year now all I’ve carried is my SE HB Ladybug. It looks like it came out of the $2 Bin at the local hardware store but from where I’m standing it’s the most innovative, cable and versatile knife I own, but what would I know? Ah, hahaha, ah, hahaha, ah, hahaha!