- Sep 9, 2016
I actually prefer to have a flipper option. I know... Weirdo!
Man you should wash the apple and eat the skins!
So says my man Jim Stoppani on youtube. ( he has a 3 min video you should check out on this )
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I like the smoothness of flipper knives. Maybe the ones on bearings. I never could get to like the action on my hinderer xm18 flippers. Cant stand a sluggish action flipper.
The last flipper I had was the Emerson cqc7 flipper and the action was fantastic, I just think 3 opening mechanisms for a knife is excessive. I really like the design on the
new Williams blade design knife, but it looks like the tab sticks out a lot and the deep carry clip is going to be tough to dig out of pocket, then regrip to use flipper, I kind of
like this one but will probably pass.
Who makes that williams flipper? Looks like a lionsteel clip to me.
And yes I know that the apple skins are actually the healthiest part. But a peeled Mcintosh apple is just so amazing.
They have one thing going for them, in my book, and that's the clean blade without thumbstud, hole or nailnick... However, there are other folders with enough blade showing so they don't need a nailnick : that would be my choice for a folder (and my actual fad is fixed blades or higonokamis... don't ask me why !). I have just one "flipper type" knife and that's the Böker Wasabi.
My Urban Trapper opens half way if I'm not paying attention. But I still like the knife. It is really slim in the pocket and quite functional.I think that’s a matter of practice. Just from exposure and fiddling, I find I open flippers the fastest and most naturally.
There is definitely a learning curve; I have had flippers that I thought were 100% impervious to user error until I handed them to my GF and she somehow magically got them to open only halfway.
Many (most) of these manual knives open faster than an auto.If I want knife that opens fast I'll carry one of my autos not a penis knife.
As I understand it that's not accurate. He uses it and made it popular.Ernie Emerson, of Emerson Knives, created the wave feature
I don't think that is true. Maybe I am thinking strength when he is talking rigidity. A good bonze washer knife is going to have a larger radius of contact and so be stronger and if it works as well as my last Para 2, zero play and opens and swings effortlessly , (rare I know) then there is no reason for bearings if the knife is made as well as this particular Para2.use ball bearings around the knife pivot . . . . these pivots also yield a more rigid knife overall.
As I understand it that's not accurate. He uses it and made it popular.
Yes I know the blade stop / hook story but it seems we discussed this in the last year and there was already a similar thing on knives that functioned the same as the pocket hook. I haven't found the thread again yet.
I don't think that is true. Maybe I am thinking strength when he is talking rigidity. A good bonze washer knife is going to have a larger radius of contact and so be stronger and if it works as well as my last Para 2, zero play and opens and swings effortlessly , (rare I know) then there is no reason for bearings if the knife is made as well as this particular Para2.
I need ball bearings foooorrrrr . . . . . .
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And once a bit of grit gets in amongst those ball bearings ! = not good.
That from a person who's one knife he calls his Grail actually has ball bearings.
I carry it in a belt pouch most of the time to help keep it clean though carried just loose in my pocket the titanium liner knife, even with the thick handle, is so light it is no problem at all; note there is no pocket clip . . . it is loose in pocket or the belt pouch.