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Push button lock?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by treeman8008, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. treeman8008

    treeman8008 Banned by Moderators

    Jul 9, 2012
    Is there any assisted knives that have a button lock, similar to that of a automatic just not an automatic?

    I recently hurt my thumb and the doctors said it probablly wont get better, if it does it wont be anytime soon and will require surgery, witch i dont have insurance so i dont think that will happen.

    I have liner locks and lock backs but now its painful for me to use them, i used my moms friends spyderco citadel but i cant purchase one of them because im not a law enforcement or military, he is a cop.

    Does anyone know of anything that would be good? im willing to spend some money, would prefer to keep it under 100, but will go to 150.
  2. sja2249


    Feb 11, 2006
    Boker makes one, the AK-74? I seem to recall seeing a few others. Some were basically liner locks with a button to push the liner for you.
  3. treeman8008

    treeman8008 Banned by Moderators

    Jul 9, 2012
    there is the boker ak 74 that has a push button and it says "NOT A AUTOMATIC" but you push the button and the knife snaps open so i dont see how it isnt.
  4. Hiro-kun


    Aug 1, 2009
    This is by no means an exhaustive list: Benchmade, Gerber, SOG, and Maxam make assisted-opening knives that don't use liner or frame locks. Of these companies, only Gerber and Maxam have push-button locks. Benchmade and SOG use sliding mechanisms to disengage their locks, so you may want to consider them if you can comfortably manipulate them and the button locks don't satisfy.
    Gerber has two models which meet your criteria: the Venture and the Instant. However, certain model numbers of the Instant were recalled earlier this year. Some people here will tell you to avoid all Gerbers but if you're willing to give them a chance, avoid the recalled model numbers at least. Gerber's older assisted-openers use a sliding switch lock.
    Maxam has at least one model that meets your criteria but it is very inexpensive. This is no guarantee of poor quality but I cannot find any reviews of it.
  5. treeman8008

    treeman8008 Banned by Moderators

    Jul 9, 2012
    i basiclly want it because i cant do a pulling motion with my thumb but with a button i can use more of a pressure without needing to bend my thumb, as with other locks you need to bend your thumb (where its hurt is the joint in the middle) witch makes bending and pulling very difficult.
  6. marthinus


    Dec 10, 2006
    Hogue EX1
  7. Hiro-kun


    Aug 1, 2009
    Then you might want to consider the compression lock, like on the Spyderco's Para-military. The lock can be depressed with your index finger with your thumb pressing from the opposite side of the handle.
    Edited to add: this is a manual-opening knife, not assisted-opening.
  8. treeman8008

    treeman8008 Banned by Moderators

    Jul 9, 2012
    the reason i say assisted is because trying to flick the knife open with my thumb isnt too good feeling anymore
  9. nopyo


    Apr 19, 2012
    With the SpyderHole/any thumb hole, there's always the index finger flick.
  10. Hiro-kun


    Aug 1, 2009
    What about the Gerber models I mentioned previously? They seem to be the only knives that meet your requirements precisely (assisted-opening and push-button lock).
  11. treeman8008

    treeman8008 Banned by Moderators

    Jul 9, 2012
    im just worried because gerber uses the 7cr17 Chinese 440a steel and iv has a few knives with it and the steel was absolutely horrible
  12. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    The Benchmade Axis lock knives and Spyderco's opening hole are ambidextrous. You can open them easily with either hand, so if one is injured, use the other. Excellent quality from both companies and reasonable prices. Try a mini Griptilian.

    Kershaw may be even better. Get a flipper, one of the knives that opens with the index finger pushing the flipper to open it. They are masters of assisted openers.
  13. bladeboss


    Mar 6, 2012
    Benchmade makes some.
    NAK-lock I believe
  14. kreole


    Jul 23, 2009
    Have you considered a flipper? With those you're pressing it open with your index finger instead of a thumb.
  15. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Knives with a flipper have become my favorite one hand openers.
  16. jrny65


    Feb 21, 2009
    CRKT M-16 opens easily with your forefinger
  17. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 5, 2009
    Wait - is the problem flicking one open with your thumb, or disengaging the lock with your thumb (or both)?

    If it's both, then you're going to be hard pressed to find a folding knife that opens, locks, and can be unlocked/closed without using the thumb.

    Flippers are nice as they don't use your thumb to open, but nearly every flipper I can think of uses either a Liner lock or a Frame lock.

    Spyder-holes might be the easiest to open with the thumb, but I don't know the extent of your injury. Push-button style locks are probably going to be either Automatic-openers, or require use of a Thumb-stud or other thumb-opening device.

    You might look into a Slip-joint or something that you can just open with two hands. The easiest-opening and closing knife I know with the index finger will be something that uses an Axis lock or something that uses a Compression lock (Probably either a Para-2 or Super-leaf).

    These are the only two locks I know of that you can easily (for right-handed people) disengage the lock with your index finger and by doing this it pushes the detent away from the blade's tang so that it swings freely and you can basically flick it open completely with your wrist.
  18. treeman8008

    treeman8008 Banned by Moderators

    Jul 9, 2012
    I have a blur right now, i can open it because i dont need to flick my thumb just put a little pressure on the stud, the lock is what the problem is, the only reason i said about flicking is because manual knives need to be flicked to open right.

    My injury is a ulnar collateral ligament injury.

    I want a automatic but as far as ik i cant get them shipped here, anytime i try asking about if i can get them shipped here in nj or anything about them in nj a mod keeps deleting it moving it to an inaccessible place and says dont ask how to break the law.
  19. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Bladeforums rules forbid asking how to circumvent the law.

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