Curious what others think of the Cold Steel thumb plate for 'wave' style opening? Does it work well for you? Anyone have experience with it vs a real Emerson wave? Any comments or comparisons would be great! Edit: wow, this got long. The above are my main questions. More rambling info is below but not as important if you don't feel like reading. My brother just gifted me a Cold Steel large Talwar out of the blue after seeing me looking at one. I've been wanting a good knife that can be waved open and had been looking at the knife since they have the upgraded steel and seem to have a better reputation than they did before I took a couple year break from obsessing over knives. Anyways, I've found the knife doesn't wave open all that great so far. I don't know if there is a technique I haven't found yet? Or it doesn't work great with the clothes I've tried? I've tried in a pair of cargo shorts that have a slanted pocket and not one that is horizontal and straight across. They are also a bit loose in that area and may be holding on to the blade instead of being a more rigid spot to catch the plate? Also tried a pair of jeans that are also on the loose side. The pocket seems a bit different for jeans and seem to wrap a little further around the side than some others. Anyways, it hasn't been working that great so far and a Benchmade minigrip with round hole that I modified to have a wave seems to work much better. Just curious what others think. I like the knife but the main reason I wanted it was to be able to wave it open and if it doesn't work well not sure it will get much use with all my other knives.