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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.FOYE View Post
    After watching way too many youtube reviews i ended up walking into that shop in Albany (Topgear) and there were probably 5 that i liked the look of. Had a play with the gerber gator (made in the usa not china unless the etching is lies)
    Feels rock solid, is S30V steel. Good but not so much so that if i lose it i will cry myself into a coma. Not sure if i'll use the hook as much but it was a free option. The victorinox rangergrip 58 is now unavailable perminantly. No longer on the homesite either
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    The gut hook can be a real pain when you are fishing around inside an animal (deer) cutting around the diaphragm etc. Seems to catch on everything. Same when cutting around the rectum. You are better to teach yourself how to open the paunch without that gadget and avoid a whole bunch of frustration.

    Youtube reviews are fine but often things are quite different when the helicopter lands.
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  2. #62
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    If the gut hook is exposed when folded it can also ruin a nice pair of pants if you get it caught on the edge of your pocket..... learnt that one the hard way

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    Agree re Benchmade (top 2) and Spyderco (5 and 6 from top). 2 in between are Boker and also good flippers in VG-10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Why is that? Or do you just mean locking rather than the specific lockback lock.

    Benchmade Axis lock or Sypderco Compression lock are stronger/safer lock mechanisms for e.g.
    @gimp, I meant lockback (as opposed to liner or frame lock). From a mechanical design point I like 1) simple 2) proven

    Axis lock (or Spyderco's ball bearing lock) uses an exposed coil spring and is not what I would call "simple"

    Compression lock is really just an inverted liner lock. Sure it is stronger than a standard liner.

    So it is more a design thing than a strength thing. A lot of the lock strength tests are kinda subjective, and really depend on how they are testing and what they are doing to resolve variables such as blade / handle strength, how the knife is clamped, and how the force is applied.
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  5. #65
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    Stewart island / canterbury
    I chose the locking design by what you can easily close with one hand! I'm sure that some mechanisms break but unless you are abusing your knife it shouldn't be an issues (or if dirt gets jammed in the wrong places
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