Oct 7, 2017

Most fun knife to handle/play with?

I'm kicking this off by nominating my new Spyderco PM2. The pivot glides like a buttered swan, and the compression lock and oversized Spydey hole give me 4 different ways to open it. This is cocaine for my fingers.
What's yours?
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I wouldn't brag about your illicit drug use/experience. Why don't you say, "its like rape to my fingers???
Cdog2
Just a metaphor, my all-too-literal friend. I cannot say what cocaine is like, never having done it myself.

However, judging from Tony Montana's face after snorting a mountain of cocaine, I would imagine it feels rather good in the instant. Much like how it feels to flip my S110V PM2 open and close. Mmm.

p.s. For the avoidance of doubt, I've never buttered a swan either.
Daisy_Cutter
This is my favorite sorry-not-sorry response I’ve ever heard lol
My Kershaw Carbon Fiber/CPM154 Leek.

But more importantly, where the heck did you come up with "glides like a buttered swan"!? That's good stuff right there!
GunsOfBrixton
An excellent folder.

And thank you. Now that you remind me of that expression I used, I can see why the guy above thought I was a substance abuser. Sad to say, I was completely sober.
Daisy_Cutter
Nothing sad about it - the "buttered swan" works/doesn't work on so many levels simultaneously that I truly laughed out loud when I read it. That's a creative mind at work! And I'll vouch for you on the drug use defense - there's no way you come up with a buttered swan while you're on coke. You need a whole different class of drug for that if your inspiration is pharmaceutical :)
My new Crusader Forge Vis T is super fun to play with. Overbuilt, yes. And that's how I like it. I owned an Apex for quite a while but had to sell it. Action Concepts has new hard to get knives with no Mark up.
Hands-down, no doubt about it, this thing:
It's a Boker Kalashnikov 101 with a 4" blade that weighs in at 7.3 ounces. When you snap your wrist and flip that flipper, this thing kicks like a mule, and the sound it makes as the blade locks up reminds me of racking a Remington 870 Express--women faint and grown men grow weak! The handle is generous, with lots of room for larger hands. Blade extended, the knife is all most 10" from the drop-point tip to the glass-breaker butt. Truthfully, it's just too damn heavy for EDC, but it is a lot of fun to play with.
This is a wierd one...I know, but my Coldsteel American Lawman. I polished all of the inner workings, put in better washers, and added a deep carry clip. It flick opens smoothly and falls shut when the back lock is depressed. I can’t put it down.
PM2 and PM3 are really fun for me. But I'm biased because I carried a delica for 20+ years until I lost it while running (it had the original plastic clip and must've just worked it's way out of my waistline). I wonder if it is now someone else's edc?
I just picked up a Spyderco Silverax and it is incredibly fun to play with. Unbelievably smooth deployment, and incredibly satisfying.

There is a minor caveat though. When using the flipper I kept catching my nail on the locking mechanism, and I ended up just grinding the sharp angle off.
Swerve by Kershaw. Beefy little knife but fits my small hands really well and cuts quite well.
Easy to sharpen too. The flipping action is pretty satisfying. Been my desk toy and helps me with light tasks like opening packages in the office lately.
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I have no doubt about that. After all the review videos i'm totally digging the ceramic detent ball bearing.
bsastor
Exactly this! My Swerve sits at my desk for when I'm on long phone calls and get fidgety. Such a satisfying click once you flip it out with the SpeedSafe.

Also waiting on my gent, it just shipped!
Reate K3 carbon fiber and Titanium... Silky smooth and the blade is gorgeous.
+1 for a balisong, any balisong, if you can get one.

Kershaw made a weird little flipper called the OD1/OD2. Lee Williams is the designer, I think. It uses a lever-action flipper that's a bit stronger than a tab and disappears into the handle. It's a cool little knife except that the framelock doesn't hold up under hard use. (Have scars to prove it...)

After trying all Spyderco's fancy locks and the Axis, I still think the framelock feels/sounds better.

The best lock, though, for sheer tactile pleasure, is the backlock. Spyderco Persian or Chinook just sound and feel so much better with that "snap" than any framelock could. I dont like the backlock as much when I think about it like an engineer, but for how it feels Spyderco backlocks are practically perfect.
JacksonKnives
I have a Native 5 and love it, but I can't help but wince a little whenever I feel that backlock snapping into place.
I have a couple knives with Emerson wave. I love whipping them out. Bonus when you see the kids eyes go wide when opening a box from Amazon.

Busker, Fiest
My heavily modified Spyderco Yojimbo 2