Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, Aug 22, 2012.
Now, when I carry it at all (I have some other current favorites), I tend to lock it, and I couldn't even tell you why.
It has never opened when I didn't want it to, not even a little.
Now, if I were carrying it down in a pocket with a lot of loose stuff, I might be inclined to keep it locked.
With the Leek, after I discovered that it would lock, I spent some time figuring out how to deploy it one-handed even with the lock engaged.
When I get around to carrying it again, I won't use the lock.
Reflexive paranoia is a wonderful thing. Even after demonstrating for a year that it was safe to carry unlocked, I was locking it.
I gotta quit doing that.
(Incidentally, if you're worried about something in your pocket popping it open, then lock it. If you're carrying it on the clip, then run a few tests to see just how much force is required to flip yours open. If the required force is more than you're going to experience wearing slacks, then let it be.)
I used to keep it unlocked in the front pocket of my pants unlocked but that was when it was my primary carry knife. The leek's become a backup/fine task sort of knife so I don't really need that quick of an access to it.
I haven't bought one, but a friend did and I got to play with it yesterday.
May have to pick one up just for the entertainment value of the assisted opening!!
I'll add, since that seems to be a key point of the question, that neither of mine has never opened when I didn't mean for it to.
Seemed like a good city boy type of knife. It was pretty though.
But, as a mostly city boy who happens also to be able to look after himself in the country, I guess it might be a city knife in that it's small and easy to carry when I'm "city" dressed.
Don't take me wrong please, I know some city boys and most of them are AOK. In fact, my first born son is a city boy and a fine fellow indeed.
But there are some differences in things that need cutting in the country.
There's deer to skin
Vines to cut
More vines to cut
Hay bale twine to cut
I removed the lock on mine, and never had it open in my pocket. The problem that I have had with it, is that they keep getting pushed out of my pocket by my motorcycle over-pants. I've lost one on I5 somewhere b/w Seattle and Tacoma. I've had my second one fall out in the floor about half a dozen times. I've tried it with the clip on both sides, and still had it fall out. So, I don't use the clip anymore.
The little booger is darn sharp though... Well worth $50 for a slim little knife if you ask me.
My son has lost the last two Benchmades I gave him for Xmas presents, for the same reason.
Apparently nobody's pocket clip co-exists well with motorcycle leathers & crotch rockets!!
How well does the black coated blade finish hold up to actual use?
I have only owned one knife, a Benchmade with a Black-T finish on the blade.
And it looked rode hard & put away wet after about a month of normal use.
The silver looks great after a few years of having it. I do have what seem to be permanent black lines on mine though. The partial serations on the blade sharpen the heck out of a carpenter and school pencils.
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