Yeah, all knives require some readjustment of you hand. With some fidgeting you get used to the knife and it becomes automatic. It kind of sounds like you're trying to trim milliseconds off your deployment, which is just worrying about it too much.
The plain jane price has slowly crept up from 550 to 650ish. Now most of what I'm seeing are the special runs with carbon fiber and milling which get into the 1100 range.
The secondary market is right at or a bit above new. It's a hot ticket right now. But not as hot as Holts.
We're in a...
Here's my navy Southard. I sanded down the edges especially around the spydiehole cutout. I think it looks and feels better. I also gave it a detent ramp, which I've started doing on a few knives.
I've never had a problem. I've never had to flick my wrist either. Lately, after years of flipping, I can notice a little bit of difference if I have some pressure on the lockbar. I assume it's just an everybody is different kind of thing. I have noticed that every knife has it's own flavor of...
My current favorites:
Mini Tolk - a little delicate feeling, but omg fantastic flipper, best ever
Ferrum Forge Archbishop 2.0 - flips like butter, falls shut with a light shake, feels solid and built like a tank
Ferrum Forge Exec - flips smooth, light shake to shut, long and slicey
I think it's kind of bulky too. Fit, finish, and action are great, just wow. It's a big knife, a little too big for a pocket knife. Or at least what I need. It does feel great in the hand. It's asking to do big knife things like a pick up truck, but it's fine like a Rolls Royce. And I just...
Yes! It's a great slice affordable knife. Action is good. Very useful and practical.
I end up packing on vacations when I dont want to take my more expensive blades. Its works good in the kitchen or as an edc.
I'm very curious too. I have the Archbishop 2.0 and I'm loving it. Action is great. I love the style. Very functional. Feels great in the hand. Locks solid.
I want to try an Arius to compare, but then again feel like the Archbishop feels great and can fill that niche just fine. Maybe I dont...
Very interesting thread here.
Anyone know about WE's HT? I'm seeing them put out a lot of M390 knives, and making them for others. I saw one data point for a 60-62 somewhere, which gives me hope.
Also, what about this higher end producers? I see someone asked about Hinderer. What about...