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Flick or Slow roll? What are your preferred way to open your CRK?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Kmikaz3, Oct 18, 2020.

How do you disengage your CRK

  1. Flick

    12 vote(s)
  2. Slow roll

    66 vote(s)
  3. Depends on the CRK (requires explanation)

    2 vote(s)
  4. Both

    16 vote(s)
  1. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    Just out of curiosity, do you flick your CRK or prefer slow roll? My sebbie, i prefer to flicked open and so my Zaan. But for some reasons, my Inkosingo, i prefer to slow roll it with KPL heavy on it, kinda even more addictive that a flick.

    I flick even if it against the warranty.... how about you?
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  2. XL883N


    Apr 12, 2020
    Prefer flick. Do both.
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  3. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    I voted flick but my thumb actually stays in contact with the stud the whole way. Flick roll?
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  4. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I slow roll all my CRKs. I like the feel of the Inkosi the best. I’ve used nano oil 10, 85, and grease. I’ve mixed them before as well. Anymore I just use the CRK grease. I’ve used TW Bravo 25 also (I think that’s what it’s called)
  5. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    I do that too when the flick fail to open the blade all the way through :D
  6. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    Agreed on the Inkosi!!! Just discovered that i preferred slow roll when i tried for the first time with KPL heavy today.... some addictive stuff right there!
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  7. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I prefer a nice two handed opening with all my knives.
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  8. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I’m assuming it’s bc of the twin big washers. Just a guess
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  9. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    I don't know maybe it the anatomy of the knife itself... it helfty to begin with, in hand, with natural micarta, i kinda like it holding it in my hand, so there's that. Then it disengages a bit more easily than other CRK but that could be psychological. But yea, maybe the spaces in the humongous washers hold more oil than usually. I don't could be all psychologic.
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  10. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    I like to front flip mine, but the slow roll is satisfying.
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  11. BD_01


    Jun 9, 2016
    Umnumzaan = flick.
    21 & Inkosi = slow roll.
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  12. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Slow roll only, never understood flicking a Sebenza but to each his own. o_O
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  13. jmclfrsh


    Dec 1, 2012
    Slow roll with all my Sebenzas. They cost so much money, I hate slamming my stop pins and mine probably wouldn’t do it very well anyway with the fluronated (so?) grease on the washers.

    My Spyderco PM2s, however? Front-fore-finger flick, always. It’s satisfying to do and the easiest.
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  14. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2007
    Slow roll. Works every time.
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  15. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    $low roll only.
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  16. russ25

    russ25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    Slow roll here too. :)
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  17. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Both for me. I probably do the slow roll more often because there is something very satisfying about the click it makes when locking open and when closing the blade.
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  18. Hawk45

    Hawk45 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    You need a roll to go with all that butter...
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  19. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Slow roll every day. It’s satisfying every time to feel the smoothness of a well built knife that I don’t want to waste that moment on flicking one open. I’ve got flippers for that.
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  20. Kmikaz3

    Kmikaz3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2019
    Lol, i started to lean towards slow roll ever since i got KPL heavy. Used to use KPL original for faster action and flickability but things will start to change here :cool:
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