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The elegant Lochsa

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by BrainOnSigs, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. BrainOnSigs

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    My 2nd Scott Cook Lochsa folder. This one has a few upgrades making it a true gentleman's knife.

    1) S90V vs S30V steel

    2) Double thumb studs vs single

    3) 18K gold thumb studs vs stainless steel

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  2. Pilot

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    Gorgeous. One of my grail folders. Scott Cook makes great knives.
     
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    Did you wait the 2yrs or get it as an aftermarket buy?

    Scott was the shop lead for Chris Reeves for many years and he's taken that experience and made good on it with his monolithic Ti frame design and his style.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking it looked a lot like a Sebenza.
     
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    Scott Cook's Lochsa was certainly influence by his time with Chris Reeves. The Lochsa's monolithic frame certainly raises the bar over the Sebbie. One you add in the the hand rubbed satin finished blade......the flats of the handle being bead blast and the contour's satin finishing....it makes for a more refined knife IMHO.

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    Over 2 years wait time. Scott opened up ordering for a single day and received enough orders to keep him busy for years.
     
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    No disputing that's a beautiful knife. So, what's the difference mechanically from what Spyderco calls "a Chris Reeve-style frame lock"?
     
  8. ugaarguy

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    There's no mechanical difference in the lock, but the Lochsa has a monolithic frame, i.e. the frame is machined from a single continuous piece piece of titanium. Chris Reeve knives have two titanium slabs that are screwed together with spacers between the slabs.

    Spyderco also calls it a Reeve Integral Lock, or RIL. That simply means that the lock is integral to the frame, or is a frame lock. Although all the Reeve knives I know of have titanium scales on both sides, anything with a metal back scale frame lock could be considered Reeve style regardless of the front scale material.

    Rick Hinderer modified the Reeve frame lock by adding an unlock over travel stop disc. LionSteel of Italy took this further with their Roto Block disc that can also be rotated to fix the lock bar in the locked open position. On several models LionSteel has added a steel insert on the bearing surface to prevent erosion of the softer aluminum or titanium lock bar caused by rubbing against the harder steel blade as well.

    If you want a mono frame folder without waiting two years and or paying custom prices, LionSteel also manufactures knives with monolithic frames made from titanium or aluminum depending on the model. You'd have to ask one of the long time knife collectors here who was the first to make a monolithic frame folder.
     
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