Stronger liner lock?

Jan 20, 2000
I got to wondering whether having the tang vertical is the best setup, as there is a tendency for the lock to be forced upwards. I wonder whether setting the tang angle "tangential" to the pivot pin, thru the strongest point of contact between the tang and the lock, might not be stronger...


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Better look at the Schrade one that Ron Lake and Michael Walker did. has that type lock and is patented, I think.
I made several linerlocks that way (didnt know it was patented) but it seemed that it gave the blade more leverage to spring the leaf so I stick with about 90 deg..
Thanks guys, you've both saved me a ton o' grief...if it is patented the I'd be in hot water and if it don't work you've saved me the trouble of finding out the hard way! :)