Wicked Fast Flippers … Not Wicked Fast Droppers

I wanted to take a moment and address some general questions/comments we have received about the speed at which our knives drop.  Our goal is that each knife has a wicked fast flip, with a nice smooth-not wicked fast-drop.  It is a design choice we have made and we have chosen this conservative approach for 2 simple reasons …

1.      To disengage the lock, a thumb is typically placed in the path of the closing blade.  Having a free falling, wicked edge blade, charging towards that thumb does not seem like the wisest choice.

2.       There is no mechanical advantage to a fast dropping blade.  One factor in how quickly the blade drops is the amount of spring tension applied from the lockbar, and higher spring tensions keep the lock more secure. 

The ideal we strive for with blade closure is a silky smooth, precise and overall solid feeling.

Angey Holt