I am not a fan of the reaction these knives draw either. The button lock is a good example of how a good design can go bad. January 3, Adventuremobile: Case or a Queen knife in your pocket. Some knives just look and work better with a nail nick.
November 1, Bedazzle Your Blade:
Folding Knife Deployment: Flip, Nick, Or ‘Wave’
What You Can Do. As I mentioned above, manuals are often faster than autos, and this is why. As you pull the knife from your pocket, the hook snags the edge of your pocket and the knife opens. Before the Worker, open handed deployment relied on a thumb stud. In addition to making the pivot smoother, they also make it more stable think about the legs of a chair—the wider they are the more stable the chair. My favorite Wave variant is found on the licensed collaborations between Spyderco and Emerson.