Who does the REVERSE FLICK???

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by edrozen, Apr 22, 2000.

  1. edrozen


    Mar 2, 2000
    I just figured out my newest way of opening a knife. The reverse flick. I hold the knife handle-up with the hole between my thumb and first finger, and then I flick it open. Hence, the reverse flick. I figured this out on my provenitor and I think I can do it because the handle is heavy (stainless steel). I was wondering what other Spyderco knives this opening style is good for.

    EdRozen-On the cutting edge of finding out what the cutting edge is....
  2. Ferret


    Jan 20, 2000
    Maybe its because I'm a lefty, but when carrying my blk Military in left pocket, a quick flick drops the blade into a backhand grip, causing much underwear changing to those around [​IMG]


    Apr 8, 2000
    I found this is a good way to drop you shinny Police Model on the cement, Whoops!. When done right kind of the same motion as throwing down a playing card . I find the heavy handle models work best. Oh Ya, and doing this around the police in Canada can get you arrested for having a switchblade or gravity knife, go figure.

    [This message has been edited by INFINOO (edited 04-22-2000).]
  4. cerulean


    May 26, 1999
    Most people call that the "drop" opening, because you drop the handle and then hop it back into your hand. The drop opening is one of the coolest things about Spyderco knives, although it does tend to scare people when it's done in public.

    Drop opening is easiest with knives that have heavy handles, but it can be done with any Spyderco. With the light-handled knives, you just have to use a lot of wrist action to fling the knife open.

    Drop opening is especially useful for knives that are carried tip down. If the knife's tip down, you can draw it by sticking your thumb into the hole. Then you're ready to drop open the knife immediately after it leaves your pocket!

    You do have to be careful with this though, as INFINOO says. You don't want to literally drop an open knife onto the ground or, much worse, onto your feet.
  5. MarkCid84


    Mar 13, 2000
    Got a couple of LEOs in my department that open Police & Enduras wih their trigger fingers. Really fast & really cool

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  6. edrozen


    Mar 2, 2000
    You know opening a Spyderco that way seems to be the very fastest. I just tried doing the Reverse Flick(tm) on the full size Rescue and it works really well on that one too.

    EdRozen-On the cutting edge of finding out what the cutting edge is....
  7. Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark

    Apr 27, 1999
    The hole doesn't really work well for me any other way. I'd just as soon not have the hole at all. For flicking a stud works better. For dropping I don't really need the hole.
  8. Rugger


    Jan 27, 1999
    You'll see this technique referred to as the "SpydieDrop" elsewhere on the Forums. Works great on some models- but it requires pretty decent grip/concentration or your pretty toys will kiss the concrete.
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  9. edrozen


    Mar 2, 2000
    I haven't had a problem so far. I guess it depends on hole size and placement.
  10. Dana Vibberts

    Dana Vibberts

    Nov 18, 1998
    Seems like years ago when I bought my first spyder (a worker) that was the only instruction on opening packed with the knife! I have since bought many, and all can be opened that way.... It's really neat when you slip, and it flings itself to the floor! It's also frightening!
  11. Kkimo


    Jul 20, 1999
    I thought those were the instructions for opening the spyderco's. Are they no longer included with the knives? (Don't look at the paperwork in the boxes anymore, just rip 'em open and start palying with my new sparkly)

    Icarus should have listened to his father.
  12. Brian_Turner


    May 13, 1999
    Carrying the big Wegner today - Amazing what the weight of a full backspacer will do for the "reverse flick"!

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  13. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Dana. Haven't seen (read?, heard?) you for a while. Been gone?

    Interesting that you would mention that. first flyer we made. Your showing your age. We stopped showing that method in print to avoid potential future problems.

  14. Heyns van der Merwe

    Heyns van der Merwe

    Mar 3, 1999
    It is a nice opening method, but one has to be careful and paying attention!

    I've drop-opened a Matriarch quite some time ago (just after they became available over here), without enough grip on the hole. The momentum caused the knife to spin right out of my hand, lodging that SCARY sharp point in the back of my hand [​IMG] . Boy, did I feel stupid (maybe deservedly so!)

    Well, the hand is all better now, and I am paying attention to what I'm doing after that one!! [​IMG]
  15. Dana Vibberts

    Dana Vibberts

    Nov 18, 1998
    Hi Sal,
    Yes, been doing some well deserved traveling... good to be back, and equally good to "see" you. :)

    Yep, I know it shows my age, but as you know, I've been a fan of Spyderco since the beginning. Still the best value in knives I know of. I can understand the reason for dropping the opening instructions, in this the "age of litigation"! :) I gave up that method a long time ago when I got old and less flashy! Easier on both me and my knives!
  16. Clay Kesting

    Clay Kesting

    Oct 10, 1998

    I feel your pain. Been there, done that, got the scar [​IMG] Aaaarrgh!!! [​IMG]


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