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Compression lock silent opening

Postby damiand » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:06 am

Hello.

As everyone knows, I am the owner of a Chaparral, it has a lock back and it allows me to do silent opening if I keep the lock pressed while opening it. I would like to know if I can do the same with a compression lock or if a "lock back model" is necessary. I have never had a compression lock knive so I am wondering if this can be done.

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby JRinFL » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:16 am

Yes, even easier than the lock back models. Many of us are concerned about your continued focus on silent opening.
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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Salter » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:44 am

damiand wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:06 am
Hello.

As everyone knows, I am the owner of a Chaparral
Idk why, but this made laugh hard. Enough with the Chaparral threads, man! Get rid of the stupid Chaparral :grin-sweat

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:46 am

you should probably be focused on opening a knife without cutting yourself instead of opening it without sound.
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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Evil D » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:55 am

I'm gonna get out ahead of this one and say if you buy a knife with a compression lock, it's going to cut the crap out of you, you'll make 3 threads asking if the safety of the knife can be somehow avoided, and further complicate your already staggeringly complex knife situation. The thought of a free swinging blade just sounds like a bad idea here.
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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby 5-by-5 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:39 pm

Almost all of my comp locks squeak when opened. If I put it to my ear it sounds like a screaming goat hit by a truck when it locks. :shush

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby cabfrank » Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:41 pm

Yours too?! I thought it was just mine.

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby RandomNick » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:57 pm

5-by-5 wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:39 pm
Almost all of my comp locks squeak when opened. If I put it to my ear it sounds like a screaming goat hit by a truck when it locks. :shush
Does yours sound like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjHHzZAUxbM&t=331s

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby RustyIron » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:06 pm

damiand wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:06 am
it allows me to do silent opening if I keep the lock pressed while opening it.
I have never had a compression lock knive so I am wondering if this can be done.
I wouldn't be able to hear it, but others who have lived a more sheltered life probably could. So when you're trying to creep up on an unsuspecting victim, I suggest you stalk old guys who have lived lives shooting the biggest guns, banging their heads against he wall of sound, and running their engines uncorked at full throttle.

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Bloke » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:10 pm

Damiand, I own one compression lock knife, a PM2. It’s one of the few knives I haven’t had to tune.

With the lock disengaged the blade swings through it’s 180deg arc silently even with my ear against the scales. The only noise is the clack of the lock engaging and you can stop that by holding the lock bar back till the knife is open then releasing it.
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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Airlsee » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:11 pm

Damiand has been deleted.
So it goes.

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Bloke » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:16 pm

Wonder what he took away from all this?
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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby sethwm » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:17 pm

Airlsee wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:11 pm
Damiand has been deleted.
The account, you mean.
EDC: chaparral lw; Cardboard destroyer: delica k390; EDC in the woods: stretch k390; Bicycle knife: dragonfly 20cv; Keychain knife: manbug wharncliffe; Camping/cooking knives: spydiechef, endela SE; Garden knife: dragonfly salt SE;

Full collection : dragonfly: k390 wharnie, 20cv, 20cv, damascus, vg-10, vg-10 wharnie; delica: m390, 20cv, k390, vg-10, cruwear; manbug: vg-10 wharnie; smock: m390; chaparral: xhp; endela: k390; 20cv; vg10 SE jester: 20cv; stretch: k390; PM2: crucarta

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Airlsee » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:22 pm

That we are unpleasant and unserious people?
So it goes.

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby sethwm » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:24 pm

Bloke wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:16 pm
Wonder what he took away from all this?
A lot of other people’s time
EDC: chaparral lw; Cardboard destroyer: delica k390; EDC in the woods: stretch k390; Bicycle knife: dragonfly 20cv; Keychain knife: manbug wharncliffe; Camping/cooking knives: spydiechef, endela SE; Garden knife: dragonfly salt SE;

Full collection : dragonfly: k390 wharnie, 20cv, 20cv, damascus, vg-10, vg-10 wharnie; delica: m390, 20cv, k390, vg-10, cruwear; manbug: vg-10 wharnie; smock: m390; chaparral: xhp; endela: k390; 20cv; vg10 SE jester: 20cv; stretch: k390; PM2: crucarta

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby sethwm » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:25 pm

Airlsee wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:22 pm
That we are unpleasant and unserious people?
That’s unpossible
EDC: chaparral lw; Cardboard destroyer: delica k390; EDC in the woods: stretch k390; Bicycle knife: dragonfly 20cv; Keychain knife: manbug wharncliffe; Camping/cooking knives: spydiechef, endela SE; Garden knife: dragonfly salt SE;

Full collection : dragonfly: k390 wharnie, 20cv, 20cv, damascus, vg-10, vg-10 wharnie; delica: m390, 20cv, k390, vg-10, cruwear; manbug: vg-10 wharnie; smock: m390; chaparral: xhp; endela: k390; 20cv; vg10 SE jester: 20cv; stretch: k390; PM2: crucarta

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby cabfrank » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:33 am

Bloke wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:16 pm
Wonder what he took away from all this?
Probably a chuckle at some good people's expense.

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Bloke » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:52 am

sethwm wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:24 pm
Bloke wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:16 pm
Wonder what he took away from all this?
A lot of other people’s time
cabfrank wrote:
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:33 am
Bloke wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:16 pm
Wonder what he took away from all this?
Probably a chuckle at some good people's expense.
None of that is so bad.

I’ve never had a problem with people laughing at me, plus no one’s ever likely to laugh at me more than I laugh at myself.

Maybe poor bugger doesn’t have any friends.
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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby 5-by-5 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:26 am

So any help with my screaming goat issue? :zany

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Re: Compression lock silent opening

Postby Evil D » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:32 am

Airlsee wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:22 pm
That we are unpleasant and unserious people?



Maybe it reached that point, but many people including Sal went above and beyond in the beginning and gave more than a benefit of doubt about language barriers and such being the issue. There seemed to be a total disregard of advice, just look at the Sharpmaker questions in particular. I don't think all of that can be blamed on a language translator.
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