-Price Paid: $13.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
So I wanted a small edc knife for basic things like opening mail and packages and the grasshopper seemed a good fit but so many people complain about it... Here's my reasoning for carry compared to my delica...
Size: less than half the size and weight
Blade: not vg10 like the delica but 8cr13mov (aus 8 competitor) is plenty good for my use... And plenty sharp
Blade length: only about 1cm less than the delica so u get a lot of blade in a small package
Price: 1/3 to 1/4 price of the delica... For less than 20 bucks street you can throw it away instead of crying over your lost sebenza
Durability: well this goes back to price... Just toss it if it snaps... Needs to be sharpened more... But that's the fun part
No the big complaint I hear is stiff opening and not one handed... I mean I hope it's stiff because it's a slipit non lockback knife ... And the one handed thing has been debunked... Which gets me to the meet and bones of the video:
Opening the blade: u cant get a firm hold of the frame but you can hold the spidey hole between the thumb and middle finger and make a motion like you snapping with your ring finger then let the thumb do the rest
Closing the blade: rest your index finger in the first choil-like area and push the back of the blade until its bent... The choil will keep you finger from getting cut.. Then remove index and push with thumb
I see me and this knife having a long relationship together... It's small and sharp and non-threatening but still a lot of knife for less than a 20 spot... Not good at all for hard work but small tasks done very gentlemanly...
Disclaimer: not responsible for any injury with this technique