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    Quote Originally Posted by stabman View Post
    I know, right?
    This damn flipper makes the knife totally incapable of use...
    Not only that but that Kit Carson guy, you know...the dude behind the "Carson Flipper " was such a poser. 😏

    No way he would have expected anyone to use his knives, being an avid outdoorsman and 20 year vet 😏

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    Well flippers were for sure right for Kit; you'll note I did leave a percentage open for genuine users vs. those who've piled on the bandwagon 20 years late.

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    Absolutely, amazingly comfortable handle. And excellent blade shape useful for almost everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by stabman View Post
    It sure is.
    The handle ergonomics are superb on it.

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    I don't see a down side to flippers, extra protection should the lock fail, plus a convenient expedient method of deployment. Sure they aren't everyones cup of tea but I just fail to see your point danke... and being you refuse to elaborate I guess it is what it is.

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    The flipper tab is in way when cutting on a flat surface. The whole thing is a gimmick fed by the Instagram fake-makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke42 View Post
    The flipper tab is in way when cutting on a flat surface. The whole thing is a gimmick fed by the Instagram fake-makers.
    Have you used any knives with flippers?
    It has never gotten in the way when cutting on any surface, flat or otherwise.

    Considering that the knuckle of my index finger (or the bone of the finger, depending on the grip used)) protrudes further than the flipper, it's my damned bones getting in the way of cutting on flat surfaces.

    So I guess after I get rid of my pesky bones, then I might see about addressing the non-existent problems caused by flippers.
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    Most chefs knives have handle designs that drop down lower than a flipper tab at the heel of the blade. I'd say the extra protection offered if the knife closes outweighs the cutting exactly flat in my opinion. I use my 804cf to cut stuff everyday including my dinner tonight and my flipper tab didn't even touch my food.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I actually find it funny lol Out of curiosity what knives have you had that were flippers?

    Coincidentally the Emerson flippers are freaking huge compared to the flipper on my 804cf.

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    #nomoreflipper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke42 View Post
    #nomoreflipper
    You used a hashtag.
    Your opinion is now irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stabman View Post
    You used a hashtag.
    Your opinion is now irrelevant.
    #NoMoreHashtags

    Er, I think I may be doing this wrong.

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    Funny! Come on danke, flippers are the bees knees right behind the wave

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilgreg View Post
    #NoMoreHashtags

    Er, I think I may be doing this wrong.
    You should substitute hash browns for hashtags whenever possible.
    I could really go for some hash browns right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stabman View Post
    Have you used any knives with flippers?
    It has never gotten in the way when cutting on any surface, flat or otherwise.

    Considering that the knuckle of my index finger (or the bone of the finger, depending on the grip used)) protrudes further than the flipper, it's my damned bones getting in the way of cutting on flat surfaces.

    So I guess after I get rid of my pesky bones, then I might see about addressing the non-existent problems caused by flippers.
    stop with the logic and first hand experience tales, no ones buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbmonkey View Post
    stop with the logic and first hand experience tales, no ones buying it.
    I will now be fully Canadian and apologize for doing so.

    Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stabman View Post
    I will now be fully Canadian and apologize for doing so.

    Sorry.
    Canadians. always so civil and polite and decent. whats with y'all.

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    Damn canucks, make us Americans look like jerks.

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    Hell, a good chunk of us are LOL

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    I hate flippers , waves and clips. But I like this thread.

    I think the flipper trigger looks ugly and out of place. I carried one for a month and it just never really took. And since I remove the clips from my knives ,I always felt like the flipper trigger was gonna snag my pocket and open when I dropped it loose in my pocket. But it was a nice knife otherwise. I can see how people like them especially for one-handed opening. But they're just not for me.

    The wave IN MY OPINION is about as gimmicky as you can get. It's the only thing that I dislike about the ZT 0620CF.

    I like thumb studs , lugs and holes. Variety is the spice of life.
    Can't wait for a knife with an Adamantium blade !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinyedges View Post
    Damn canucks, make us Americans look like jerks.
    Fur Shur... and even if I'm just as much of a jerk as Stabman, I'm still 32.5% more jerk due to the exchange rate. Unwinnable.
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    Ha! Funny stuff guys! Let me place this question before the group--i have yet to handle an Emerson flipper, but I read that the "fin" reduces the handle space significantly because (as was said above) it's a pretty big one. Any truth to that? I liked the flipper on my ZT 0560bw, but ended up selling it for reasons unrelated to it being a flipper.

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