great examples of beefed up lateral strength designs! For cold steel particularly, I wouldn’t call it wrong tool for the job or using outside parameter. When they market the triad lock being able to withstand hundreds of pounds of force and challenge all other manufacturers. The average knife buyer doesn’t know it’s vertical force. In real life hard use which most manufacturers market for there is both vertical and lateral force. There are myriads of threads discussing lock strength but no one mentions lateral strength. Lateral strength is lock strength as well! Lateral strength is also blade play. And so imho it is very important to encourage designs that also focus on a folders ability to resist lateral force. Again this is not to rant on CS (they still have the strongest vertical strength lock) this is against all the manufacturers that tout their knives as hard use without addressing on lateral strength. And every time someone brings it up they just use the phrase don’t pry with it. Well when I stab, am I prying or am I exerting vertical force??