Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?
Whether they are US, Japanese or Chinese Spyderco lockbacks, all of them have some degree of vertical play when pushing the cutting edge into thick materials.
I've tried Natives, Centofante 3/4, C95 Manix, C95 sprint, Siren, Cara Cara 1/2, Meadowlark, Flight, Crossbill, Tasman Salt, Pacific Salt 1 pinned, Pacific Salt 1 screw pivot, Pacific Salt 2 H1 & LC200N, Police 1/3/4/4LW, Atlantic Salt, Ladybug, Worker, Co-Pilot, Micro-Dyad, Stretch 1 FRN, Stretch 1 CF/ZDP, Delica 4, Spyderhawk (both sprints), Caly Jr, Caly 3, Caly 3.5, Calypso brown G10 sprint, Endura 3/4/Wave, Dragonfly and others I'm forgetting.
Now the little bit of blade play in these knives doesn't bother me. I'm used to it, and lockbacks are still my favorite lock.
What does bug me are all the reports on this forum of lockbacks with zero play when I've yet to handle one after handling over 400 Spyderco lockbacks over the last 15 years.
Last edited by vivi
on Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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