Wartstein wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:27 am
I no way this is about to "turning every folder into a backlock" or "to get every folder in a backlock version additionally to the existing version with another lock", BUT:
I've encountered this issue with many threads. It seems like people look at threads like this as if you're suggesting a total replacement. Go read any of the Military 2 threads and count how many people say "it's perfect the way it is". I think I've even made comments like that myself. When you find something you really like I think most people's first reaction to any change is resistance. I wonder if you asked a question like this but presented it as a sort of sprint run type of idea, where people understand right away that you're not asking for a replacement but rather a temporary option, if then they would be more receptive.
There is a weird psychological thing going on with these kinds of threads that is really interesting to me. Like when I asked for a premium version of the Tenacious, people just can't let go of the fact that it's a value knife, regardless of what it's made from or what country it's made in, some people will still see it as a "cheap knife" even if they make it in Golden right next to the Para 2 with the exact same materials. I wonder if some people have a similar association with lock types? Maybe they look at Salt knives as being cheap(er) and so when you ask about a back lock version of a knife that has a compression lock (which may be perceived as a premium lock to some) they view it as a lower end version?
Maybe I'm reading too much into all this but I think there's more to these types of polls than just simple preferences, because in other situations there are cult followings to knives like the Delica and if you ask the same kind of question about making changes to a Delica people will lose their minds fighting against that change. If you asked for a compression lock G10 Delica people will tell you how the back lock is perfect and don't fix what ain't broken.