Ti Lite Trouble

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by diamdave, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Edgesnarf

    Edgesnarf

    231
    Sep 7, 2013
    Haven't read all of the other replies, but the quillion isn't meant to be a flipper. It's a guard and wave like feature. The thumb stud is actually perfectly placed for flicking the blade open there's just a little trick to it. Push directly up in line ( parallel) with the handle and it will fly out like an auto.
     
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  2. Edgesnarf

    Edgesnarf

    231
    Sep 7, 2013
    It's not meant to be pushed side ways. Push against the stud parallel to handle.
     
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  3. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Can you recommend a video showing this? Thanks much.
     
  4. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

    188
    Mar 1, 2018
    The "coin flip" technique works better for me with the 6" model. With the 4", I put my thumb on the quillion and roll it open (probably not the safest technique, but it works for me). If you want an easy opener and a flicker, try a Luzon.
     
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  5. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    706
    Jan 10, 2018
    If you pm me your email address or phone number I can send you a vid.

    I don’t know how to upload a vid here without going through a whole process of uploading to youtube first.
     
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  6. The Hawk

    The Hawk

    36
    Mar 10, 2009
    I keep my Ti-Lite in my desk drawer, so I just now pulled it out and flipped it open. It takes some practice, but keep at it. Push the thumb stud out as you flick your wrist.
     
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  7. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    706
    Jan 10, 2018
    It can be launched super quickly with no wrist flick at all. The idea is to flick the thumb up nearly parallel to the handle, as opposed to flicking away from the handle. Large thumbs may have more difficulty getting enough meat behind the stud initially.
     
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  8. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thanks for the good advice. Have you tried the large Luzon?
     
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  9. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thanks very much. PM on the way.
     
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  10. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

    188
    Mar 1, 2018
    Yes, that's the only Luzon that I own. A great knife, I should try the smaller size.
     
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  11. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Do you find the pocket clip comfortable? Thanks my friend.
     
  12. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

    188
    Mar 1, 2018
    I almost never use a pocket clip, but on the large Luzon, it doesn't seem to bother if I just drop the knife in my jeans front pocket. It is actually one of the most comfortable pocket clips that I have to carry this way. With metal clips, I usually remove them.
     
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  13. MTHall720

    MTHall720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thank you for the reply. That sounds encouraging to me.
     

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