I have a question about axis locks specifically, like Benchmade and Ganzo offer. I'd like to preface this by saying that I am not asking about concerns (I am obviously having mine as well), but hoping to hear your experiences and that I would like to avoid the religious war between wrist flickers, thumb flickers and nail nick lovers. I got a rather big Ganzo some weeks ago. It's the biggest knife I own, my first axis lock and performs marvelously. However, the stud is useless for me because my rather stubby thumbs cannot open the blade or flick the thumb stud on this huge blade. Using two hands to open this knife would be no problem, but... Here comes my curiosity. I was told that disengaging the axis lock by pulling it down with the thumb (and index finger too, if needed) and very gently flicking the blade open is a commonly used technique. Looks fine, feels good. But I'd rather hear from people who have actually been using this type of lock for years. On one side I hear people saying that an axis lock will wear in, not out and that they're built to withstand this. On the other side I hear people saying that the knives were simply not created with this opening technique in mind and that axis flicking is cheating and or/abusing. What's your experience?