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#207994 - 02/22/08 01:51 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: swizzle]
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The main reason I can't do the Rat Trap is because of the liner lock. I am a lefty and right handed liner locks are no good for us lefties. They are doable, but I prefer spine locks. Darn me being wrong handed.
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#207995 - 02/22/08 01:51 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: diceman]
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Hopefully I can get a stretch some time soon.

It's a shame that the Manixes are out of production. They were really good for the money.

As for smaller folders. I carry my SOCOM Mini.

Big and Mini



I guess it's not much smaller. 8 inches total. It is an auto, which is sweet. I think it coiled fired. It's got some good kick to it. First, time I opened it, it nearly flung out of my hand. It's a special edition with the handle cut out and an S60V blade.

BTW, it was freaky, freaky, freaky sharp. I could slice standing hairs. Cuz of that, I also couldn't use the sucker. Might, have been the sharpest out of the box besides my first Rukus in Pewter. (The RUKUS wasn't hair splitting sharp, but it could easily slice a piece of paper, lengthwise, in half while free floating in mid-air. I think this was due to the edge length and geometry) After I while, I got tired of just playing with it and also decided to harvest some branches and etc. It's not freaky, freaky, freaky sharp, but it's freaky sharp.

The S90V is hold up amazingly though. Good Stuff.
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#207996 - 02/22/08 01:52 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: swizzle]
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If I leave the beaten path, I always have a Busse clan or RAT/Ranger with me. The Dogfather is my #1 companion when I head out of town.
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#207997 - 02/22/08 01:55 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: J33psr0ck]
Sharp Offline
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The main reason I can't do the Rat Trap is because of the liner lock. I am a lefty and right handed liner locks are no good for us lefties. They are doable, but I prefer spine locks. Darn me being wrong handed.




You should go get yourself and nice BM Axis lock. If you can find an AFCK with axis or get a one of the 940s. The 710s are really popular. I don't really like the 710s, too much. Its got an odd handle shape. I've handled it before but it's still a little weird.

I'd get one in M2 plain edge...If I could find one. Sadly those are rare and people horde them.
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#207998 - 02/22/08 01:56 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: diceman]
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If I leave the beaten path, I always have a Busse clan or RAT/Ranger with me. The Dogfather is my #1 companion when I head out of town.




This is what I'm taking from now on into the woods.



Full survival gear.
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#207999 - 02/22/08 01:58 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: J33psr0ck]
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The main reason I can't do the Rat Trap is because of the liner lock. I am a lefty and right handed liner locks are no good for us lefties. They are doable, but I prefer spine locks. Darn me being wrong handed.




you could probably send one to "STR" & have him work something out...
i did & he does awesome work!
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#208000 - 02/22/08 01:59 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: VANCE]
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Good thought Vance. I have seen his work and he is a pro.
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#208001 - 02/22/08 02:07 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: J33psr0ck]
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I dislike Liner Locks - they always seem to wear our prematurely and have a questionable lockup. I've had CRKT and Benchmade folders that have had liner locks completely wear out... I do want to get something w/ an Axis lock, though.

Sharp - looks heavy, but very nice!!
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#208002 - 02/22/08 02:19 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: diceman]
Sharp Offline
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The axis lock is a little awkward, I admit. I just like how fast I can whip my knife out and flip it back in.

Dice,

You might one to see if you can get one of Microtech's folder's with the "rocker lock". It's similar to a frame lock, but I believe its much stronger and less likely to fail.

I'm pretty sure you've seen one. But, to the folks who don't know what it is, the "rocker lock" is a titanium bar runs for about 1.5 - 2 inches in the blade. The lock is engaged by a coil spring. By doing this, it allows the bar to be fully engaged behind the tang. There's really no way the lock can disengage with the bar in such a position. Unless the titanium bar is bent or the lock hinge gets pushed out of the aluminum frame. Highly unlikely in, most situations, that either of those two possibilities are going to happen.





Not really great pics, but it clearly shows the lock.
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#208003 - 02/22/08 02:25 AM Re: A discussion (hopefully) of your favorite fold [Re: diceman]
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Finally a thread I can post pictures in! hahah! I don't have my camera so webcam it is.






Kershaw Scallion. This was my very first folder when I started to get into knives. The price was right and I thought the assisted opening was neat. It's a fun knife, but the handles have no grip.




My second folder, a Spyderco Delica 4 Waved. It looks smaller then the kershaw, but its actually bigger. The handle has a lot better grip and I like the snap/click the lockback makes when it opens. Great knife, I carry it with me all the time.
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