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Big loud folders

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MTHall720, May 13, 2019.

  1. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    From the knives I have owned none makes a louder noise upon opening than an Emerson being waved. (Especially the 4 inch plus models)

    They make an extremely loud *CRACK!* noise as they are waved open. Guaranteed everyone in a 30 yard radius will look at you nervously.
    FullMetalJackass likes this.
  2. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    The loudest that I have had by far is Cold Steel Espada large.
    Alsharif likes this.
  3. BrianB43

    BrianB43 Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    My ZT 0301 scares everybody - including me.


  4. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Kinda wish I would have held on to this bad boy but selling it helped me out at the time.

    Benchmade LFK

  5. Chrisinzky

    Chrisinzky Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    The Spyderco K2 I have definitely let's you know it's business time
    sliceofaloha likes this.
  6. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    Cold Steel Large Espada :)
  7. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Banned Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    So funny, I'm the direct opposite. Largest blade I own is 3.6", a ZT 0095.

    Loudest opening folder? Probably the ZT.
  8. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Is that a good thing?
  9. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    I came to post this. I have a 303 and it has a mighty clack. I would say my 630 is louder simply because the wave deployment really gets the blade swinging.

    Special honors goes to my 920. With a 4" blade and solid metal handle, I can generate some noise with it if i sorta "roll my r's" on the flipper tab.
  10. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just like racking a shotgun. Time To Go To Work!
  11. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Loudest and biggest I own is a Crooked River.
    Pilsner likes this.
  12. Frankki


    Oct 26, 2007
    The big lockbacks are generally quite loud. Of the ones I've had, the Spyderco Manix, Cold Steel Recon 1 and Kershaw 1050 Folding Field all make a highly satisfying sound. The "loudest, sharpest snap" -award still goes to my CTS-204P Spyderco Military, the steel liner hits the tang ramp at just enough angle and distance to make it really audible.
    Pharmagator likes this.
  13. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I do like the sound of a Triad lock...
    jux t likes this.
  14. Dfunk1210


    Apr 7, 2015
    Some days I, too, feel like going big. My choices are Benchmade Loco and ZT 0909.
  15. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I have carried a Spyderco Military for years and years...

    I love the sound of the liner hitting the tang!

    I even 'cup' the handle to get a more satisfying whack...

    there is the softer 'click' of passing the detent, then the SMACK of the liner on the tang...

    one of my favorite knife knoises
    willc likes this.
  16. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Yeah, I would add that to this list too. :thumbsup:

    The Fällkniven PXL folders are heavy and open with a pleasing thwack, as does the Al Mar Sere 2000.
    Cscotttsss likes this.
  17. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    While I enjoy the solid lockup of my Nirvana and K2 I don’t feel like they need to announce their presence.

    You know the whole “‘“ use your close proximity voice and tote a large piece of a tree”’” kind of thing.
  18. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    Ah I forgot about this one! Beats every other knife in that house, including the Super Desert Roadhouse.

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