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Let's talk Ti-Lock - A photo essay

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by kidcongo, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    :DWish they still made that blade shape for the 21.
  2. Stand Straight

    Stand Straight

    Oct 11, 2013
    I have read all the posts in this thread and it seems just about all facets of this knife have been mentioned except...is it truly ambidextrous? From SolosKnife Reviews it looks like it, and I would assume so seeing the dumbbell lockup, but he doesn't specifically talk about handedness compatibility. Is that clip reversible to the other side for left hand carry?
  3. Brendtech189

    Brendtech189 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Really great review, thank you. I always thought of the Ti-Lock as the CRK bastard child, no more, certainly no more.
  4. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    The clip is not transferable, so it is not a fully ambidextrous knife. Except for the clip, it works the same left or right handed.

    I do not know about "bastard". That implies no marriage. I believe the Ti-Lock is a good marriage between the design traditions of both houses and it certainly is totally CRK when it comes to execution of the design.
  5. hoimin


    Jan 21, 2014
    Thanks for this thread.
    I originally considered the TiLock to be merely an expensive curiousity. The ergonomics look fantastic.
  6. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Thanks for the thread,just bought one,awesome knife.
  7. gastonian

    gastonian Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    Dang it, now I want one.

    I am definitely going to check one out at Blade.
  8. flipe8


    Oct 24, 2005
    Any updates? I've decided I'm more than interested in one of these some time soon. It's as close to a CRK back-lock we're likely to see any time soon and the more I read about it, the more it intrigues me.
  9. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    CRK backlock!?
  10. flipe8


    Oct 24, 2005
    A man can dream, can't he:)?
  11. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Yes ,we all do.Just get the Tilock,it is a awesome blade.Been using it as a edc since I bought it and,there is nothing I don't like about it.Slices well,great fit and finish,light,easy to clean,blade- handle ratio is amazing,can't put it down.
  12. okbohn


    May 26, 2006
    An exceptional review.
  13. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    I'm looking forward to my first one.
  14. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Pics when you get it and first impressions handling it.

    I was impressed with mine.
  15. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Well, turns out I spoke too soon - the Ti-Lock I thought I would be buying had been previously spoken for. Darn.
  16. wtlj


    Jun 30, 2014
    What a let down...sorry to hear that. The seller should at least have courtesy to list it sold!
  17. Birdhunter1220

    Birdhunter1220 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2011
    Thanks for the great review! As always your posts entertain and teach. I had one years ago and never really gave it a fair shake. It is now on my "Keep an eye out for list". Thanks again Cody.

  18. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Well I did end up landing one, and while it's scarcely been in my possession for 8 hours, I find myself quite smitten. It is a wonderful combination of light, ergonomic, capable bladed, and interestingly unique. I actually have no trouble at all with manipulating the lock in either direction - the "spring" flips it partially open or closed quite nicely, and then it's in perfect position to finish the job (open or close). The blade shape seems very useful for edc tasks, and I love that the frame slabs are "purely handle", no "squeezing the lock" on this one. I've even grown fond of the (spring) pocket clip - gonna' try it on one of my 25's to see if it improves the ergo's on it (strongly suspect it will). Now some pic's of my new baby:


  19. Dhbranum


    Oct 5, 2013
    Glad to hear you like it. Looking forward to getting mine Wednesday.
  20. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013

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