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Ti-lock

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Wrobelan, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. ESCA

    ESCA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 18, 2017
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    This is my Ti-Lock user.
     
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  2. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Great knife! IMG_2426.JPG
     
  3. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I snagged a new plain one after the discontinuation announcement. I think it might have been the last one Knife Art had. It’s a neat knife. I like the overall size and blade/handle ratio but I can’t see carrying it instead of my Sebenza/Inkosi/Umnumzaans. It just didn’t strike a chord with me other than being a collectible.

    I have not actually carried anything with that pocket clip but I didn’t care much for it just handling the Ti-Lock. The factory polished clip insert looks great on the Ti-Lock though.

    I would be interested in knowing the last production day for them to see if mine falls on that date.

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  4. Joe58

    Joe58 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    I tried two different times to like this knife, but ended up selling it off both times. Just didn’t do it for me at all. Very well crafted though, which is to be expected.
     
  5. ESCA

    ESCA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 18, 2017
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    Photoman12001

    Loving the Sig, the Custom grips are really special.
     
  6. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    That's a pretty neat SIG, a relatively scarce P229 Equinox in 9mm. The vast majority of Equinox P229s are .40S&W. Those grips are standard on the Equinox models but they are nice.
     
  7. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Sold my TiLock...never looked back.

    Didn't like the clip after carrying it a week or two, didn't know it rode on bearings before I bought it <or I would've passed>, lock is fairly gimmicky and has a bit of a learning curve to use efficiently.

    For me, CRK is at it's best when they're using an economy of parts/pieces-- executing the design, materials, and tolerances to such a high level of refinement to make something seemingly simple perform at the absolute upper edge of possibility of those components.

    The TiLock always seemed to me to work backward from that ethic. That is, take an unnecessarily convoluted idea of a knife and try to make it fit in with CRK quality and philosophy of use. IMHO, if Rube Goldberg designed a knife for CRK, it's be the TiLock.
     
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  8. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I bought one and sold immediately, the size was perfect but I just didn't dig the lock.
     
  9. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    I think the Ti-Lock is the type of knife that is a figurative love or hate type of thing. Unfortunately, you will not know to which group you belong until you give it a shot.

    I Think I would love it, but I still have to get my hands on one to see for sure...
     
  10. Wrobelan

    Wrobelan

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    Aug 28, 2011
    You should give it a chance when the opportunity presents. I’m still loving mine and carrying it two or three days a week.

    Good luck!
     
  11. craniotes

    craniotes Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 29, 2013
    This.

    In my case, I figured I'd hate it, therefore I never gave it another thought, even as I continued to add CRK after CRK to my collection. It was only after they announced that it was being discontinued that I decided to give it a shot; if it turned out that I was right in my initial assessment, selling it wouldn't be a problem, and if it turned out that I loved it, well...

    Needless to say, I love it. That said, it definitely is a polarizing design, as evidenced by this thread.

    Regards,
    Adam
     
  12. peterbright

    peterbright Serial Monogamist Platinum Member

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    Jul 29, 2016
    I like mine, but it doesn't get a lot of pocket time...too many other choices.
     
  13. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Just like the Sebenza :). That's what makes it a Chris Reeve and a Hawk knife.

    It's also Chris Reeve's last truly new folder before he quit.
     
  14. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Hmmm, and all this time I thought the Sebenza 25 was his last knife to design.
     
  15. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    To me the Sebenza 25 not really a new knife, just another iteration of the same model. Per the CRK History "2012 was the 25th year of the Sebenza. Still an industry yardstick, the Sebenza 25 has a new profile and several innovative features, but the Integral Lock©, the “bank vault” feel and the fit and function remain the hallmark."

    Per Petey2.1's comments: "For me, CRK is at it's best when they're using an economy of parts/pieces-- executing the design, materials, and tolerances to such a high level of refinement to make something seemingly simple perform at the absolute upper edge of possibility of those components. The TiLock always seemed to me to work backward from that ethic. That is, take an unnecessarily convoluted idea of a knife and try to make it fit in with CRK quality and philosophy of use. IMHO, if Rube Goldberg designed a knife for CRK, it's be the TiLock."

    I don't see it that way. The lock on the Ti-lock consists of two components, just like a frame lock. The pivot assembly is pretty simple mechanically, just ball bearings instead of washers and no bushing needed. For me, the Ti-Lock pivot assembly requires less maintenance, thus simpler. There are only two screws to hold the knife together. However, the clip has two parts, but I think overall it's a better clip, especially if the objective is to keep a very expensive knife safely clipped to your pants.
     
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