4" Ti-Lite

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  1. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

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    Mar 1, 2018
    I've had the larger sibling for a few years now, and this year I picked up the Lynn Thompson Kris version. Both great knives.

    Well today, the Big Brown Truck brought me little brother. I'm here to tell you that this is one sweet knife! It feels so good in hand, perfectly balanced and insanely sharp. The thumb stud is slightly awkward to use, but I find it much easier to deploy than on the larger Ti-Lites. It would be nice if it had a lanyard hole as I'm not a big fan of pocket clips. I prefer to just slip it into my jeans front pocket. The larger model carries very well this way and I haven't had a chance to take this new one for a walk in the woods yet. The "wave" feature is not something that I'm apt to use. All said, I'm really liking this knife. I should have bought a 4" a long time ago.
     
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  2. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 10, 2018
    Nice. The thumbstuds require a different technique to open quickly. It’s more of a quick flick with the tip of the thumb. With practice and wearing in, they can open very quickly.

    Which version did you get? I’ve found the coated XHP models to have more resistance when opening.
     
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  3. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

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    Mar 1, 2018
    I did not know that there was a coated XHP version. I just happened to pick mine up on a blowout sale, mostly an impulse buy. This one has very little resistance, I just need to get accustomed to using it. It's AUS 8A.
     
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  4. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 10, 2018
    I carried an aus-8 version off and on for years. The fine tip can be very useful for everyday stuff.
     
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  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Yep the regular version is very smooth. The S35VN version with coating is not as smooth. With the plastic scales, I removed some material around the thumbstud for better access.
     
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  6. The Hawk

    The Hawk

    41
    Mar 10, 2009
    I keep a 4" Ti- Lite in my desk drawer. Fantastic knife. I rotate my desk drawer knife every few months, however, I am not sure the Ti-Lite will go out of that rotation. Then again, maybe it will find its way into my EDC rotation. I'm glad you picked one up. You will enjoy it. I know I like mine.
     
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  7. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    My 4" Titanium Ti-Lite is a joy to carry but my favorite is the aluminum 6", wish they would have made that in titanium as well. I am thinking about the Kris Model too.
     
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  8. kaos 13

    kaos 13

    113
    Apr 30, 2019
    i have a few ti lite 4 but I take the thumb studs off and put them in a safe but just use the quillions to open it and close it thay are my favorite folders I'm still using an old zytel 440 one and an s35vn both users but it's how well my old one has survived that surprised me I used it for mechanics any thing DIY gardening anything a folder can be used for safely just look after it and its survived very well and has the most comfortable handle in a folder and well balanced knife
     
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  9. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 10, 2018
    They are surprisingly handy for regular chores, I agree. I really like the type of liner lock they use, just like the original pro-lites. The way the lockbar is bent at a 90 degree angle allows for longer lock life and more contact area.

    How do you like the s35vn version?
     
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  10. kaos 13

    kaos 13

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    Apr 30, 2019


    that's a good point I for got to add about the liner lock yes I total agree
    and I have it since Christmas and really like it if used it for food mechanics wireing and it holds an edge well I love the aluminium grips iv scratch mine a lot but it is a user I have a got away with stropping it sharp not been near a stone yet i like the weight and think time will tell how good the s35vn really is but it my first knife in s35vn

    http://imgur.com/a/VhPC4P5
     
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  11. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    4 inches is a reasonble size to pocket.
    personally find the larger ones a handful:)
    the wave feature i like
    but find the protrusion a little
    odd looking fixture in its design.
    however it works i guess.
    a truly classic fun knife that has the power
    to make smiles disappear in seconds ;-)
     
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  12. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

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    Mar 1, 2018
    What is the technique to removing the thumb studs?
     
  13. kaos 13

    kaos 13

    113
    Apr 30, 2019
    open the blade in to open lock on a t6 torque drive it's tiny little star drive
    and a pair of mini mole grips or pliers put tape on the end of pliers or mole grips
    grip the thumb stub with pliers or mole grips
    put torque drive in the back of the thumb stub in to top of screw make sure the torque drive is in gently tap it if you have to turn the torque drive anti clock wise untill un done while holding the pliers or grips still the screw is longer than you would think
     

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