I also own a fair number BMs and agree that they open and close very smoothly. Recently purchased a Griptillian and the Axis lock is phenomenal! I just wish Sal would start using it on some Spyderco models. According to him the patent is up and I've noticed other manufacturers using it.Doc Dan wrote:One thing about BM is that every knife I have bought from them has been as smooth as can be. I have a back lock, a cheap one, from BM that feels like the blade pivot is made of well greased bearings, or something. Unbelievable. All of my BM's are like that.
It seems now a days you can find almost anything on UTube. Tried to find videos of a Benchmade with an Axis lock opening accidentally and was unable to do so. I've been carrying them for over thirty years and have never had one open accidentally, maybe I'm just lucky.Doc Dan wrote:I am not as big of an axis lock fan as I used to be. Both my wife and I have experienced them coming open when we did not wish them to do so. Once, I dropped a knife and as it bounced, it came open and just missed my foot. My wife had one come open in her purse. So, while it is my second favorite lock, the back lock is still my favorite.
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
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