@dnnythms@Xieneus I’ve seen knives with far crappier stainless blades selling for a lot more than this. Of course, those were being sold to inner 12-year-olds who were easily impressed by fancy crap on the handle. Oh, and blades that were half serrated. You know, tactical/survival crap.
@sproinky@yakkoTDI And a stabby with a side button lock would be really nice. Particularly if it was as lightweight as this one, and maybe with a slightly higher grade of steel for the blade. But honestly, this blade is pretty good.
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Preach it! I loathe liner locks for exactly that reason. I’ve modded a couple to turn them into tension detents that will keep the blade from folding until just enough pressure is applied, but it’s a right royal pain to make it work, far fiddlier to achieve with a liner lock than with a lockback. I’d much rather mod the lockback, as it’s merely a matter of about ten minutes with a Dremel once the blade is out. My number one preference is a side-button, but those are rare.
@KlfJoat@werehatrack not sure if this is the kind of effect you are taking about but on this knife there is a small nub (see pic) that stops the blade from closing without further force. Stops it at maybe 20°.
Between that and the tab on the blade that hits my thumb when it is pressing the lever making it virtually impossible to close the blade on my thumb, I’ve never been concerned.
I bought these last time around(side deal has had them for $30) and frankly, this knife should be $20 max. It does not hold an edge at all. I find myself sharpening it at least once a week. The included pocket clip is excellent at tearing little holes in your shirts. Meh, if you have any left after this last hurrah, drop the price. Or make it two for $30.
@yakkoTDI I use it on average, once a day, for either cutting boxes, apples, or opening mail. Honestly, as an edc, my opinel did a much better job. It is fun to click open, that’s the only positive. Have you purchased one? do you actually use it?