Although an interesting design, there are some fatal flaws to the triple action knife.
1)Unless you manually grind or file down the ball detent that holds the handles together, the Triple-Action is possibly the slowest folder to open one handed in the world.
Once the ball is flattened, you can actually whip it open very, very quickly.
2)The downside to all that slamming of handles is the stress it places on the 2 tiny screws that form the pivot joints on the scales. I destroyed a Triple action in about 1 day just flipping it continously.
If Cold Steel used a hardened steel female pivot at the handle joint, instead of using steel screws in the soft alloy scales, it would work much better.
Did I mention it has no guard?
The AUS-10 blades are very nice. The knife however is worth about 1/2 of what CS sells it for, and I love CS products. this one however leaves me "Cold".
Try BEFORE you buy
"The most effective armor is to keep out of range"-Italian proverb