Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Framelocks

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.

3 comments:

  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.

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