Another vote for axis. The owner expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Spyderco, Inc. for all claims resulting directly or indirectly from the purchase, possession, ownership, transportation, or use of the item in violation of applicable federal, state and local laws or regulations. A lug on one end of the arm engages a notch in the blade’s tang to lock the blade open. I'm so used to liner locks that the frame lock being stronger is just completely natural for me. You must be eighteen (18) years of age to purchase Spyderco knives. I have several of each. BOLT ACTION LOCK BALL BEARING LOCK A patented compressive lock that wedges a ball bearing … Spyderco is not liable for the misuse of any Spyderco knife or product purchased either directly from Spyderco or a reseller. By purchasing or receiving any item produced by Spyderco, Inc., the owner assumes the responsibility to research and comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws related to the possession, ownership, carry, shipment, transport, and use of any Spyderco product. The ball bearing lock has better overall security IMO. All product names, art and text herein are the property of Spyderco, Inc. and may not be reproduced in part or whole without the sole written permission of Spyderco, Inc. AR15.Com reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users, with our own. Are you a current member with account or password issues? Is one design better than the other? BACK LOCK A locking system positioned on the back of the handle that uses a rocker arm that pivots in the center. Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. FRICTION FOLDER A look at the compression lock system on a Spyderco knife. It's possible to disengage the compression lock accidentally when twisting the knife during a cut or squeezing very hard while cutting due to the exposed nature of the lockbar - almost the same issue as with liner locks, just on the back of the handle and not the front. The compression lock is solid and works one handed. SLIP JOINT STOP LOCK RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT Easy, smooth, strong. "History is replete with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up." All rights reserved. [ARCHIVED THREAD] - SPYDERCO Knives Compression Lock vs Ball Bearing Lock. One of which engages a notch in the blade’s tang to lock the blade open. A patented compressive lock that wedges a ball bearing between a fixed anvil and the blade tang. Never tried the ball. NOTCH JOINT I'm not a huge fan of framelocks or liner locks, as I'm a lefty and can't use those as easily. A locking mechanism designed by Blackie Collins that consists of a spring-loaded bolt that engages on a ramp on the tang of the blade to lock the blade open. They're pocket knives and not that difficult to operate. Please note, images shown on Spyderco.com may be of Production Prototypes. It's possible to disengage the compression lock accidentally when twisting the knife during a cut or squeezing very hard while cutting due to the exposed nature of the lockbar - almost the same issue as with liner locks, just on the back of the handle and not the front. Please visit following page for more information. A lock mechanism that uses a leaf-like spring from a split liner in the handle to wedge laterally between a ramp on the blade tang and the stop pin (or anvil pin). A locking system positioned on the back of the handle using two interacting rocker arms. I know that you are able to close the knife one handed with the ball bearing lock. A type of nonlocking folding knife in which the blade features a tab or lever extending from the tang. A non-locking mechanism in which the blade is held open by spring pressure on a flat section on the back of the blade’s tang. The mechanism also serves as a detent to hold the blade in the closed position. From hunters and military members, to competition shooters and general firearm enthusiasts, we welcome anyone who values and respects the way of the firearm. My Taiwan made compression lock is awesome, Kapara model. Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter to receive firearm news, product discounts from your favorite Industry Partners, and more. COMPRESSION LOCK® is similar to the Walker LinerLock, but uses a lock bar that is integral to one of the handle scales. A lug on one end of the arm engages a notch in the blade’s tang to lock the blade open. A locking system developed by custom knifemaker Michael Walker that uses a leaf-like spring split from the liner to wedge laterally against a ramped surface on the tang of the blade. BACK LOCK AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. Personally, I like the Al Mar / Spyderco back lock, though I also enjoy BM Axis locks or Spyderco Compression locks. ). You can do it your own way, if it's done just how I say! and I'll look down, and whisper "No.". All Rights Reserved. Please visit following page for more information, (You must log in or sign up to post here. Get whichever you like best after playing with them both. -Voltaire. The ball bearing lock has better overall security IMO. Modification of products, materials, measurements, technical specifications and availability can occur. Developed and patented by Spyderco, it provides extreme lock strength and ease of use. A locking system positioned on the back of the handle that uses a rocker arm that pivots in the center. In the open position, this tab rests against the back of the handle and is held in place by the hand to stabilize the blade during use. Copyright © 1996-2020 AR15.COM LLC. How is it that a frame lock is stronger than a liner lock? I like both but the compression lock is easier to manipulate by far. Benchmade axis lock vs Spyderco ball bearing lock - YouTube Both are good to go. If I'm getting that crazy with a knife I just switch to a fixed blade, This is a major reason I advocate fixed strongly. WALKER LINERLOCK I've never handled a knife with Spyderco's Ball Bearing lock, but I suspect that I would like that style of lock. CHRIS REEVE INTEGRAL LOCK (R.I.L.) Developed by custom knifemaker Chris Reeve, the R.I.L. This is an example on the Paramilitary 2 knife. © Copyright 2006-2017 EDCFORUMS.COM All Rights Reserved. Open quick and also slams shut by itself when unlocked. Illustrating why I feel Spyderco's compression lock is stronger and more robust than the traditional Walker liner lock Discussion in 'Knives' started by A144, Aug 5, 2013. A non-locking joint in which the blade is held open by spring pressure against a notch in the tang. BALL BEARING LOCK