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    Why is flicking damaging to the Reeve knives


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    Why is flicking damaging to the Reeve knives, but yet for flipper knives, flicking is the only way to open...Different design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duro View Post
    Why is flicking damaging to the Reeve knives, but yet for flipper knives, flicking is the only way to open...Different design?
    Did you read through the thread? CRK made a statement years ago that there are some people that obsessively wrist flick (which is much harder than a thumb flick) and that they don't feel like warrantying knives that people have wrist flicked hundreds of thousands of times.

    They also made a video where they wrist flicked a knife a few thousands times with no noticeable wear.
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    i read the thread. Flippers flick open with force. Some folders require a good wrist flick for rapid deployment. So I guess as others have mentioned; If the wear on the blade is equal to wear on the pivot, Mr. Reeve will honor his warranty...

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    I pulled these three posts from a year old seven page thread at http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-flick-policy/

    Why jerk the rest of us around to reading all that just to get to your question again, which was already answered? Gaahhh ...

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    I'm pretty sure he meant wrist flicking. Just using a thumb flick should be fine. But hard wrist flicking will cause wear on the stop pin and you'll be responsible for the cost of fixing that if you send it in for service. All they have to do is look at it and they'll know how you've used or abused it. Can't remember where I heard this, but I remember them being a reputable source for that info.

    EDIT: Not a CRK owner, just an admirer.

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    Also, just noticed I posted this in the wrong tab... whooops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esav Benyamin View Post
    I pulled these three posts from a year old seven page thread at http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-flick-policy/

    Why jerk the rest of us around to reading all that just to get to your question again, which was already answered? Gaahhh ...

    Thanks for doing what you feel is necessary.


    It wasn't answered to my satisfaction. Have you ever opened a flipper? They tend to open with tremendous force. Equivalent to wrist flicking.

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    While I don't like flippers, I have opened numerous before. If they are unassisted then I can flick my thumb stud/hole knives open just as hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duro View Post
    Thanks for doing what you feel is necessary.


    It wasn't answered to my satisfaction. Have you ever opened a flipper? They tend to open with tremendous force. Equivalent to wrist flicking.
    Did they start putting flippers on Chris Reeves Knives ? I must have missed something,I've only seen the ones with thumb studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duro View Post
    Thanks for doing what you feel is necessary.


    It wasn't answered to my satisfaction. Have you ever opened a flipper? They tend to open with tremendous force. Equivalent to wrist flicking.
    Decent flippers are designed differently. Wrist-flicking most titanium framelocks will result in accelerated wear on the knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNewell View Post
    Decent flippers are designed differently. Wrist-flicking most titanium framelocks will result in accelerated wear on the knife.
    Surprised it took this long for someone to point that out. Excuse the op, he really just doesn't know any better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JNewell View Post
    Decent flippers are designed differently. Wrist-flicking most titanium framelocks will result in accelerated wear on the knife.
    I'm ignorant of this. How is a ZT 0561 designed to take opening better. Not being smart, they are both framelocks. Is the stop pin beefed up?

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    Excessive flipping is accelerates wear on any knife. Chris Reeve just states that he won't warranty knives he believes have been abused.
    I know nuh-thing.

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    Which is why im looking at other knife makers for framelocks. One that encourages use and abuse.

    I keep mine the way they are, thumb flicking, but I do want a quality folder I can wrist flick If I wanted to without worry.

    it tends to be a habit of knife hobbyists.

    its like a pricey car that voids warranty if you slam the gas and go past 65 mph.

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    I think Chris Reeve doesn't like being flicked off.

    I think its stupid, which is why I bought a Strider instead of a Sebenza or Umnum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HwangJino View Post
    its like a pricey car that voids warranty if you slam the gas and go past 65 mph.
    More like a pricey car that voids the warranty for slamming it into a gear too fast...

    It would be stupid if the car were a sports car, but it's not. You aren't going to go street racing in a Bentley, so why do you think you should be wrist flicking a Sebenza?
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    Yet another contribution to the recent rash of anti-Sebenza threads started by non-paying members. I'm guessing most are very young.

    Quote Originally Posted by Esav Benyamin View Post
    Moved them to this new thread.

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    I've never handled a Sebenza so I don't know if I can comment here, but I've always wondered if a Sebenza is kind of like a MacBook to the knife world. Overpriced, has a certain social status that goes along with it, but when you get down to the OS and the hardware, not too much different from a computer that is $400 less than it is.
    One day I'll get to play around with one of them, at which point I believe I'll form my own opinion that I will swing around like fact.

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    Another reason the Umnumzaan is better than the Sebenza.

    I wish the ceramic detent ball/lock bar interface was in wider use. It seems like it solves a lot of the issues associated with lock bar wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by dynamicmoves View Post
    I've never handled a Sebenza so I don't know if I can comment here, but I've always wondered if a Sebenza is kind of like a MacBook to the knife world. Overpriced, has a certain social status that goes along with it, but when you get down to the OS and the hardware, not too much different from a computer that is $400 less than it is.
    One day I'll get to play around with one of them, at which point I believe I'll form my own opinion that I will swing around like fact.
    Accurate in some respects, but at least it is easier for the end user to service a CRK than a Mac. One of the main things that I like about CRK, you are given the tools to disassemble the knife and you are expected to do so.

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