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Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 1:14 PM ( #1 )
The only knives in the 2011 line-up that have the thumbplate/wave feature are the serrated Rajah III and the G10 Espada series. Kind of disappointing...
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 2:31 PM ( #2 )
I think the Holdout series would be better with a wave feature.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 2:36 PM ( #3 )
I got to disagree with the holdouts. I think that it would ruin the look of the knife. Plus, on the counter point it wouldn't work because of how the knife is designed, and it would be silly on the mini tuff. I could see it on the voyagers but that is about it.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:35 PM ( #4 )
that description, FSS, is talking about the original knife.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:45 PM ( #5 )
Not sure my socks would even hold a knife...
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 4:27 PM ( #6 )

from the 2 3/4 mini lawman to the 7 1/2 Espada.


UMMM not to question you but my Mini Lawman has a stud not a plate, did you perhaps mean the Mini AK?
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:13 AM ( #7 )
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Not sure my socks would even hold a knife...

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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Thursday, February 03, 2011 11:00 AM ( #8 )
    You can hide a skean dhu in the pleats of a kilt as well. As a man who wears kilts on a semi-regular basis I can attest that you can hide a good folding knife with a pocket clip in the pleats fairly effectively. I'm not sure if you could get the wave feature to work out of a pleat though, I should probably give it a try.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Friday, February 04, 2011 6:50 AM ( #9 )
I personally do not understand why you would make next to any folder without a wave of some kind now that they are here.Strange analogies I know but to me that would be like trading in a car and going back to riding a horse or throwing out a blu-ray player so I could hook up a VCR.I mean why make such great progress and than go back on it.Makes no sense to me whatsoever,I mean you have the ability to make near any folder deploy from your pocket with damn near fixed blade speed but dont want to put it to use,I guess there must be a reason but I sure dont understand it

I know I want one on ANY folder I get not a single exception I can think of unless it was something like the Triple Action or some other unique opening style making it make no sense.Now that I have owned 3 knives with a reliable thumb plate(I have 2 more but wouldn't count them as reliable to me even with plenty of practice )Not having one may actually prove a deal breaker on future purchases IMO.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Friday, February 04, 2011 10:49 AM ( #10 )
While I will fully admit to not owning a single knife with a pocket snag opening feature, (since I have never felt that a knife is my first line of defensive tools) I think there are some knives that putting it on would not add anything to the design, and could possibly harm the look. The Wave feature is probably patented by Emerson, since it is his design if I am not mistaken. Not too many companies want to go around making money for the competition these days.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Friday, February 04, 2011 12:49 PM ( #11 )
I guess the way I see it is that a good deal of the knives coming out, if not all of them, use the Triad lock. I find that lock to be a bit stiff for one-handed thumb stud opening. It's also a slower method of deployment than snagging on a pocket, and I like to get my blades out FAST, even if it's just to cut some thread off my shirt or something like that.
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Re:Thumb plates, where didst thou go??? - Friday, February 04, 2011 12:59 PM ( #12 )
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I find that lock to be a bit stiff for one-handed thumb stud opening.


I only have experience with the Mini Lawman so far, but it opens quite easily with the thumb-stud.  But I could imagine larger knives being a bit harder to open...
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