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  1. #21
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    I've had nothing but Spydercos and Cold Steel Voyagers and Recons for years now.

    I've got my eye on the new Chinook since seeing it here.

    I've been playing with a friend's CRKT Clever Girl and CRKT Seismic recently and really like them. They're on a completely different level from CRKT folders I've owned before.

  2. #22
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    If you are going to actually use the knife as it should be used I would avoid anything with a liner lock.

    I almost lost my pinky, still can't feel anything on the bottom side of it, when I was doing a reverse gripped stab and came up against something much harder than the squishy softness I was expecting. I had a very tight grip on the knife and as it came into contact with the hard whatever the liner lock failed and the blade folded up and onto my little finger. I disengaged got to cover and found my blade half-way through my finger. I had to pull the blade out of the bone then deal with the injury for a few hours before I could get some liquid stitch on it.

    Since then I have switched to a Benchmade axis lock Griptilian and haven't looked back.
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  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinboysdad View Post
    Incorrect how? I have sent a BM 705 for new springs after one broke though very normal use and minimal flicking? BM replaced the springs for free but I’ve never had a Spyderco need such work. I have owned a whole bunch of folders and don’t care for the Axis. I also don’t care for the Compression lock from Spyderco to be fair- but that has more to do with dentent than lock malfunction. YMMV but I have had a BM Axis fail
    Because the lock will not fail if the spring breaks.

  4. #24
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    Ever since a "back lock" knife folded on me,
    in high school (yes, we were allowed to carry
    one at school, way back when). I will never use
    another one. The meat of my hand dislodged it
    from the locked position.

    The funny thing is, that knife has been hanging
    out on my work bench, so it's funny I have kept
    it. I suppose I should throw it away so my son
    doesn't eventually find it.

    I only carry liner locks now.

    Edit: I really like what Brent has done with these
    Spyderco's, but this is just an example of what
    I call a back lock.

    Last edited by Johnny C!; 10-18-2019 at 07:50 AM.
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  6. #26
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    Here is my folding knife solution. It is faster than the Emerson Wave for me.


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    Last edited by Shooter Ready; 10-19-2019 at 10:25 AM. Reason: photo snafu

  7. #27
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    If you want a Emerson get a Zero Tolerance Emerson! They are what a real Emerson should be! The only problem with ZT is they make a model for a few years then discontinue it.

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter Ready View Post
    Here is my folding knife solution. It is faster than the Emerson Wave for me.
    How does your technique/solution work?

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by khadga View Post
    How does your technique/solution work?
    It looks like he carries his folder in the open position in a Kydex sheath.

    The advantage over a fixed blade is ...

    --ML

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by khadga View Post
    How does your technique/solution work?
    It looks like he carries his folder in the open position in a Kydex sheath.

    The advantage over a fixed blade is ... kind of interesting at second thought. Florida law allows the concesled carry of a common pocket knife without a permit. Maybe this is a loophole. Since I have a permit, it doesn't matter for me.

    Otherwise, I don't see the charm.

    --ML

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