- Apr 6, 2017
Yep. As long as the axis lock moves, the springs get compressed equally, or at least enough to where you'd say they're loaded identically. Wearing out an axis lock by using one side is a bad myth I wish would just die out.How would pulling on one side of the Axis put “too much stress” on a single omega spring? The Axis bar is in a track and can’t be twisted or torqued in a way to cause a wildly different amount of stress on only one side. If you are able to unlock the knife, both springs will be compressed essentially equally.
I just tried it on my 810 Contego and only pulling one side retracts the Axis bar 100% on the side I’m pulling and 99.9% on the opposite side. The stress on both springs, while different, is so close they may as well be the same.
I've had tons of axis locks and derivatives and not once have I seen one made sloppily enough to where you could asymmetrically load the springs.