Re: Blade Lock on Folders
I just looked at a Kershaw folder today (clearance sale at Wal-Mart, odds 'n ends, reg. $49, sale $29) and was very impressed with the heft, the smooth power-assisted operation, and the very sharp blade.
Frankly, I'm satisfied right now with my Cold Steel Voyager, so I didn't spend the $29 on another knife today. I'll probably kick myself later.
I'm not a big fan of the "tension spring" method of locking and unlocking a folding blade, the system that seems to be most popular on inexpensive knives from China. But I'll admit that some upscale folders use a superior version of the same system that looks very strong and reliable, and the system is convenient for one-hand closing.
I'm sure "tension springs" have their strength limits (after all, the blade is resting on a surface about 1 millimeter thick), but most people don't expect performance equal to that of a non-folder, even out of a 4 or 5-inch blade. I do, if I can get it...
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