grubetown wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:26 am
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:28 am
Is your cut from dropping the blade closed? I've been wondering if people would have issues with that on the Rockjumper.
Yes, yes it is. This is the first lockback I have used on a regular basis, so may be user error and will share my thoughts.
I have medium sized hands. If my index finger is between the pivot and lock bar screws, the ricasso falls perfectly. If my index finger is further down the scale where the transition of the chamfering is - watch out!
With all due respect, but since this is your first lockback I also think (like others here) that this is not due to the particular design of the Rock Jumper, but would be the case with most lockbacks (or most folders generally) if you use that technique while grabbing the handle too far back
/ Anyway, there are several other easy methods of closing a backlock one handed which I personally prefer over the "let the Ricasso drop on your finger"- technique, which seems to be the only one many are aware of.
Since you are pretty new to the forum [EDIT: Sorry, just realized you are actually not that new here - ]
allow me to post some short clips I once made showing three of those other ways of closing a backlock (each method shown one time slow, two times regular speed, see links below). Maybe it helps!
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40