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Username Post: What do you think about Locks?        (Topic#754909)
frankk
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05-16-06 07:21.57 - Post#932940    


    In response to Roadfish

I keep coming back to the lock back. Lock backs stay closed in your pocket and can be made very strong and reliable; though they can be vulnerable pocket lint or other gunk interfering with the lock.




- Frank
 


Roadfish
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05-16-06 08:38.25 - Post#933034    


    In response to frankk

Lint is a problem with lockbacks. You have to keep them clean. The Buck 110 has been less of a problem in that regard then some others I have.
"Roadfish"

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Joe Talmadge
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05-16-06 09:45.16 - Post#933100    


    In response to Roadfish

AGree, lint can be a problem with lockbacks. I've only ever had a problem when I carried a lockback in my pocket, where it can mingle with the lintballs. In all these years, never had a problem with a lockback that was clipped to my pocket.
 
Roadfish
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05-16-06 22:55.39 - Post#933670    


    In response to Pirat

Speaking of locks, I have never made folders and was looking for a very simple lock. Of all the locks I have seen, the Opinel Virobloc looks the simplest, but it is a patented design. It's simplicity is really wonderful. Are there any other simple locks that can easily turn a friction folder into a knife that locks?
"Roadfish"

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wlynn
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06-08-06 07:05.17 - Post#953032    


    In response to Roadfish

A lot of the strength comes from from being well fitted and tested before it leaves the factory. This of course is x-tremly variable. I like knives that comes apart so I can hand fit a lock if possible. I have never had a lock of anykind fail on me but that said there is this little Case with a thin loose brass liner lock. I treat it like a slip joint which it really is.
 
Glinja
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01-02-14 14:50.19 - Post#2582717    


    In response to Roadfish

  • Roadfish Said:
the Opinel Virobloc looks the simplest, but it is a patented design.




Really? according to wikipedia the lock was invented in 1955.. so the patent would surely have run out a long time ago??

  • Roadfish Said:
Are there any other simple locks that can easily turn a friction folder into a knife that locks?



have anyone mentioned the lockbar?

you drill a hole in the end of the "sticky outy bity" and a matching hole in the handle. when open you simply put a pin thru the hole and bam, you got a fixed blade!


Edited by Glinja on 01-02-14 14:51.06. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
TKC
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02-08-17 15:27.12 - Post#2628495    


    In response to Pirat

I very much prefer the simplicity of frame locks & bolster locks.
 


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