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The liner lock on the Briar I received only works to keep the blade from folding if I open it with the flipper while flicking hard. If I open the knife by pinching the blade and pulling it open with two hands, the liner lock barely engages, and I can fold the knife with pressure on the spine. The same thing happens if I've flicked the blade open, then disengaged the liner lock, the reengaged it without moving the blade.
The handle feels good, blade is nice and sharp, D2 is great, bearings are great, reversible clip is fantastic. But...
In short, I can't trust this knife not to fold unexpectedly. And with the smooth bearings and easy open, that also means ... well, easy close.
I could probably disassemble the knife and file down the end of the liner lock slightly so that it engaged more completely, but for the price of this knife, it doesn't feel worth it.
The knife I got from this drop doesn't have locking issues, at least not yet. Do you have a picture of the lock? What kind of handles did you get?
There's nothing abnormal-looking about the liner lock. As far as I can tell, it's ever-so-slightly too long, such that there's no tolerance. The model I received has black G-10 handle scales.
Hopefully there aren’t any more knives with that flaw from this drop. Would bending the lock while the knife is open help. It would perhaps shorten the lock slightly and give it more spring, hopefully solving the issue
For the record, (1) I posted an honest, fact-based review of the item I received, not a request for advice; (2) if I wanted to modify the knife, I would not have written "I could probably [do stuff to the knife], but for the price of this knife, it doesn't feel worth it"; and (3) I prefer not to speculate about what others may have received, but to report what I did, so that others can benefit from my experience.
i was asking if you think that would work to fix it or not. Not if your review was truthful, which I have no reason to believe your review is false.