Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I am a fan of framelocks. They make the knife simpler and can make them lighter. I am, however, not convinced they are the strongest lock in the world or even better than a well executed liner lock. I am not crazy enough to test this proposition out on my own knives, but Neptune Knives did.

Here are his three videos on framelocks and their flaws:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3

Best overall lock

One of the beauties of the Internet is that there are a lot of smart people out there and some of them are crazy enough to do spine wacks on their CRK blades. I am not sure if this PROVES they are unsafe, but merely suggests what the outer limits of their performance are. I still trust my Sebenza, but I am not going to use it to baton wood.


  1. Neptune knives does provide some in depth analysis if you can slog through the high levels of enthusiasm present in the videos. I certainly appreciate the fact that he is passionate and is not afraid to beat on some very expensive knives.