- Jul 4, 2005
I recently (3 days ago) purchased a new Buck-Strider 889. So far I love the knife, it is surprisingly ergonomic, came hair-popping sharp, and with a very smooth action. However, after reciving two rather severe cuts, a serious problem has come to my attention. The liner lock, which engages with no blade-play what so ever, disengages even with the most trivial of spine whacks. I can just lightly tap the sole of my boots and have it close on me. I have never had this problem with liner locks before, and to make sure it wasn't just me, I repeted the test with a cheapo $20 S&W liner lock knife, and couldn't strike it hard enough for it to disengage. Is this the trend with this model? Don't get me wrong, I love the knife, but the lock is seriously weak .