Let's talk Ti-Lock - A photo essay

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by kidcongo, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Dag nammit I am trying to post a pic instead of a link
     
  2. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Mar 19, 2002
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    Place your link inside the img tags

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  3. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Kid the more I read your stuff I have to say I enjoy reading your work more than most others.
    Great job. I am adding some more stuff in my thread and a little trick for taking it apart.
     
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  4. Humans4Targets

    Humans4Targets

    45
    Jul 12, 2015
    Outstanding review Sir! The Ti is a perfect size for an edc. Definitely on my list!
     
  5. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Thank you much bhyde
     
  6. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    thanks! That means a lot to me. I appreciate it.
     
  7. Dhbranum

    Dhbranum

    398
    Oct 5, 2013
    Got my Ti-lock today. It was a bit of a surprise how small it is. I knew the blade was between the small and large Sebenza, but overall it is just a tad bit bigger than a small. I just traded a small because I favor the large. That said, this is a pretty cool knife. I like the uniqueness and the lock. The knife can be totally opened and closed using the thumb, you don't need the finger and thumb like the others. And it is a very smooth motion. I think one thing that helps me adapt to the size is because it is so different. The small is just a "little Sebenza", so I prefer the large. The Ti-lock size is what it is. For me the Mnandi is just too small for EDC in blue jeans. I've been carrying one for close to a month as a second knife, but just not adapting to it. I will probably go back to my $8 Bucklite so I have something to loan if someone wants to borrow one. Now, if I wore a suit or dressed up once in a while the Mnandi would be an awesome carry. But at my age how many weddings can you go to?

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  8. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    Read this piece again, inspired me to put a polish on my Ti-Lock's cutting edge. I know, post a picture.:)
    This is a fine knife, thanks again, Kid.
     
  9. dubya3

    dubya3

    537
    Apr 27, 2015
    I hate to revive a dead thread and I didn't read all the comments but, what do you think of the clip? I just picked mine up tonight (I'm jealous of your blasted Ti-Lock!) and I really like this knife but the clip is absolutely terrible as far as functionality goes, in my opinion.
     
  10. dubya3

    dubya3

    537
    Apr 27, 2015
    Here's a pic just for the sake of it


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  11. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    The standard CRK pocket clip will fit the Ti-Lock if you don't like the one it came with. I rarely clip my ti-lock, I usually pocket it, so I don't have a strong opinion on the clip.
     
  12. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    I absolutely LOVE the Ti Lock spring clip. Put the pivot end of the knife in your pocket first, then using your pocket for leverage, pry against it as you squeeze it open. It is really a lot easier to do than to describe.
     
  13. dubya3

    dubya3

    537
    Apr 27, 2015
    Has the spring tension loosened up a bit over time for you? If it wasn't quite as stiff it'd be more tolerable for me.
     
  14. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    You need to get used to it, then it will be easy to clip on and off.

    The tension has not loosened up on mine after a year. To me that's good. This is one $400 knife that won't come off when clipped :)
     
  15. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013

    It has the effect of making "normal" clips feel almost unsafe.
     
  16. dubya3

    dubya3

    537
    Apr 27, 2015
    That's true. I won't lose it like I did my small cf insingo last week. It's getting cold here in Minnesota and I work outside so I wore my new winter coat on Thursday and it has some little elastic do-dads and a D-ring (snowmobile jacket) on the right side bottom right where my knife sits in my pocket. Somehow the clip got snagged by my coat and it was pulled out of my pocket and dropped in the mud without me noticing until I went to use it after I had already left that jobsite. Luckily a coworker found it with just the blue lug sticking out of the mud, in the dark! Anyway, long story short, the Hawk clip has a huge advantage wth retention especially if I'm wearing that coat.
     
  17. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    Rockin' my new CRK shorty clip (made by forum member Gull Wing) on my Ti-Lock today. This clip is just perfect on this knife. Being shorter than a standard CRK sebebza-type clip it doesnt cover the "gills". Also, the bead blast matches the finish of my 1st gen Ti-Lock perfectly. It was working really well on the 25 as well, but once I saw this possibility, it had to be done. So nice to be carrying this knife again. It truly is a great EDC. So very light, and so much blade!

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  18. Wrobelan

    Wrobelan

    346
    Aug 28, 2011
    Wow! That looks great!!!
     
  19. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    Thanks. It's a sexy looking knife to begin with, but Gull Wings clip just made it that tiny bit more dangerous looking, if such a thing could be said of the little Ti-Lock.
     
  20. kilogolf65

    kilogolf65

    846
    Jun 25, 2015
    Just got a Sebenza clip today from CRK. Polished it a bit with some 800 grit sandpaper and put it on.....

    BTW, what do you use to polish the brass thumb studs. Mine are getting a bit dull.

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