That is not hard use, that is inappropriate use of any folder. Splitting wood and wacking the spine is seriously the wrong tool for the job.Vivi wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:12 pmCliff Stamp had issues with the Millies liner lock opening while torquing the knife to split apart wood. I recreated the issue with my own Millie at the time. I remember being surprised by his results and wanted to see it happen for myself, as the Millie was my EDC back then and I had 100% faith in the lock.
I never had the lock release during regular use, but I can see how the large cut-out can be a concern when twisting the knife around during hard cutting tasks.
I'd take a comp lock over a liner lock for hard use, partially for that reason. During hard cutting tasks I'm usually wrapping my thumb around the handle, so it'd be very difficult to release the lock with side to side pressure. My thumbs are so long they never sit on the lock release, even gripping say, my Szabo Folder behind the index choil.
If people want to do the bush craft torture test like that I recommend a fixed blade. I particularly like the TRC Knives K-1 Fixed Blade Knife Green Micarta (4.5" Satin Elmax)
Thanks for the info on torque release that is very good to know what not to do. Do you think a Frame lock would behave in a similar fashion?