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Summer Sale

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by AF, May 25, 2019.

  1. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    I literally just broke another swift lockbar spring last night. But it’s the older version without the safety lock, which supposedly has better heat treated liner.
     
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  2. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Another one? Well that doesn’t sound good. Were they all the older style I hope?
     
  3. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Older style without secondary lock. This is my 3rd one. With enough cycles all of them will break eventually, and it doesn’t take long. But I’ve yet to have any of the newer version broken before, but I haven’t been carrying it enough.
     
  4. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    When the spring breaks, does it operate like a typical tri-ad would, or is it non-functional?
     
  5. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    This video review shows the Swift's guts . Not very confidence inspiring .

     
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  6. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    It’s not the assisted spring that breaks, those are robust, it’s the lockbar spring that broke. Once it’s broken, the knife no longer locks. So it basically becomes a slip joint.
     
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  7. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Ah, of course! I can see it now, but for some reason I had the idea it was the assist spring that was breaking. As much as I like the design of the Swift, and I really do, that is a deal breaker.

    Thanks very much for the info. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Since the resale value on the Swift will be crap, I guess I am going to put this into my EDC rotation, when it finally arrives. I usually try to take it easy on $120+ folders. Hopefully the problems have been resolved.
     
  9. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I really like the scales on the Swift. Very comfortable.
     
  10. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Swift could have been the best knife cold steel never made. They just need to come up with a manual version using the normal spring.
     
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  11. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    ^^This times ten
     
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  12. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Got the Golden Eyes i ordered. Lot thinner than I thought...almost too thin. But I love the handle texture...very grippy without being too aggressive (pocket shredder).
     
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  13. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Got my Goldeneye, and swift today.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  14. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Anybody know if the Swift 2 , ordered from Special Projects Summer Sale is the 2016 model with the safety or the older original ? :confused:

    :) I'm real tempted, if I could be sure of receiving the upgraded model for ~$77 , with free shipping . :cool::thumbsup:
     
  15. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Does your Swift have the safety , 2016 model ?
     
  16. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
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  17. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
  18. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    I bought a swift satin finish from the summer sales, it’s new model with safety. It’s also in xhp
     
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  19. PeaceInOurTime

    PeaceInOurTime

    171
    Mar 20, 2019
    Received these over the weekend: Bushman 2nd and Hold Out 1.
    [​IMG]

    As far as I can tell, the Bushman has a very slight bend in the blade. You have to look really hard to see it.
     
  20. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Yes. I don't mind the switch. It is a good switch, as far as switches go. IMO, when closing the blade, it doesn't really 'feel' all the way in the handle, like a Sog Flash, or some autos.
     
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