Interesting, Triad lock aside I had meant it was an extra feature to keep the blade open, but keeping it closed may also work. Thanks for the idea, may come useful 1 day. Regarding your point on the lanyard, maybe it can serve as an attachment point to make a spear? Not something I would do personally. But just saying.
Beautiful knife but I will say the lock on mine doesn’t quite fully engage or sit in the cutout, by a hair. Nothing to worry about and one of these days I’ll take a file to it or I’m sure it will just wear in.