Jeeper wrote: »
Probably the same action as mine (Mini Barrage). They use this type ("Assisted opening Axis lock") on several models... the Barrage, Arcane, Volli, Emissary, and maybe others I'm not familiar with. It WORKS, and locks utterly tight with NO play.
Bigslug wrote: »
When you're used to opening a Spyderco all the way with your thumb, the same motion causes the blade to shoot out to full-open, overshooting the thumb, which continues its normal arc. I pretty much always end up "checking the edge" on such knives, which is only something I want to do when actually checking the edge.
A few guys I know have spring assists. True switchblades of any significant size are not real popular here in CA as they are restricted to LE only, and LE probably doesn't buy a lot of them simply due to limited retail exposure. At the point you can get the knife open quickly with one hand though, what's the reason for the extra moving parts?
LMLarsen wrote: »
None of my trainers or instructors have ever, EVER advocated throwing a knife; in fact just the opposite. Never toss away any weapon you can use, ever.
Go back to your hot pockets.
cpj wrote: »
Whatever it was, you moved the blade a tiny, TINY bit and WHACK! Out she was.
knitepoet wrote: »
Chiro, When my wife fusses about me buying a spare, I'm blaming YOU!!!! :cuss:
Well, I've been carrying and using mine for 3-4 years now and the only sharpening it has needed has been touch-ups on my ceramic sticks.
It has RUINED me on lesser steels
edited to add: Scratch that Chiro, you're safe from my wife, they're out of stock @ SMKW :tissue:
edited again to add: Also, some of the copy at SMKW says it's the S30V model and then further down the page in the specs it says that's the Sandvik 14C28N Stainless Steel blade
CHIRO1989 wrote: »
They said it was the S30V, per an email response from SMKW.