JuPaul wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:47 am
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:41 am
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:51 am
Well, what I am about to propose is really "knife-nerdish"
- but that´s ok on this forum, I guess:
In my experience: "Floppiness in the pocket (or NON-flopiness)" to a certain degree is a function of light weight AND large closed size: So, when two folders do have the exact same (light) weight, but one has a much larger footprint, the latter will "flop around less" in a pocket.
I know, the following comparison lags a lot (especially since folders are normally secured and attached with pocket clips), but just for illustration: If you put two balls each in one backpack, and both balls weigh let´s say 5 oz, but one is made out of a very heavy material (iron...) and has a diameter of just 0.5", the other of very light material (foam...) and has a diameter of lets say 10 ", the latter will be less "floppy" if you run with the backpack on your back
Honestly, in pockets of lightweight shorts the Manix 2 LW is one of the most "stable" and least "floppy" folders I know, cause it is so light for its big size
... (and the Lil Native not so much)
Just my 2c of course
... And I know a Manix 2 LW is NOT exactly what he says he wants (though it features a CBBL, which you say he does like...)
I really wish I could just get him to join here and listen to you guys, because he won't listen to me on these points!
But hey, at least he's willing to upgrade his knife, and that's a start in the right direction.
Julia, it´s enough to make one cry...
... he is in the best position ever, all your knives right at hand to try out for free!!!
So maybe you could bring him to do THAT for a week or so (if not to listen to all that VERY wise and sensible folks here
)... if my above mentioned theory (or actually more experience) is true, the Para 3 LW should indeed be a very "unfloppy in pocket" knife... almost as light as a Delica, but a larger closed package...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40