So you like flippers better than any other?I think this is yet another preference thing. I used to be dedicated to studs with an assist, now I prefer the hole and no assist. I don't think either is going to have a slam dunk win over the other. Flippers are kind of in their own category. It's like asking if Jeep or Toyota are better and then somebody starts talking Ferrari.
I agree. I also like the "Scanners' reference!Just wait until you get a flipper.
So you like flippers better than any other?
Wow, good advice. I hadn’t even considered that. Thank you!They both work for me, however, if you're buying a knife that you know you'll be using to do a lot of slicing through media (like say, breaking down boxes), you're going to want a knife with a hole of some kind (SpyderHole or other), or else a knife where the thumbstuds are below the grind of the knife, so the studs are out of the way of the media the knife is going through.
I wish I’d known about Flickits when I got my 110 in 72. Lots of times that wouldn’t been very handy, like when I was hanging over a cliff in Crested Butte CO to get a branch off line of sight for survey instrument man. I used the 110 then but a Flicket would’ve been great.I figured out blade opening on big folders could be improved back in the late 70’s-early 80’s (?) when I installed a Flickit on a Buck 110 and a Gerber folding Sportsmen.
I bought my first Spyderco early 80’s.
I was hooked. I’ve never found a better system to open a blade. Totally unobtrusive. Ambidextrous.
I’ve owned more Spydercos than anything. I’ve owned Benchmade. Emerson and still own a Sebenza. Nothing is more efficient and intuitive than that stupid hole.
And, I can open a Spyderco faster than an auto. (Assuming I’m carrying an auto with the safety on).