I just tried one-hand disengagement of a mid back lock and one that's all the way back. Both could be disengaged in about the same amount of time, but disengaging the mid one-handed feels smoother and more natural.
My first experience with mid back locks was with a series of Gerbers. Incredibly well made at the time. They were made by G. Sakai where the G stood for Gerber. The very same company who has made knives for Spyderco for years now.Doc Dan wrote: ↑Mon May 17, 2021 10:05 pmI greatly prefer mid back locks, but I understand that they are more difficult to get right. All sorts of issues can arise if this style is not made just exactly right.
Buck really is the company that perfected the lock back knife and made it popular. It was and is rear locking. I may be wrong, but I think Spyderco perfected the mid back lock that others are now copying.
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