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The Daggerr Parrot This is officially a liner lock, but it looks quite a bit like a compression lock except that it can only be actuated by a finger button. It's a beeg chonky knife. Stats say 6.6 ounces, it's actually 6.7. Other stats are accurate. It's about 10 3/4 inches from the tip of the knife to the tip of the glass breaker on the pommel, and the D2 blade on it's like 4 3/4" inches. (That stat's accurate). The flipper tab is small for the blade size and leverage, and somewhat heavy detent from the lock, but it snaps fast and can drop shut when you've got the button in. You know the button on the Spyderco Smock? The one that I don't really like? This is like that but it's got less waggle to it. Needs pushed in juuuuust a touch too much to be excellent but it's good. Has a weird washery feel to the flip, like maybe it's on gaskets. I think I'll eventually have it apart just to see.
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xformulax
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Oct 5, 2020
Crappy smock clone or ... ?
reswright
2968
Oct 5, 2020
It's not really what I'd call crappy or a clone, but it's easy to see a resemblance between this knife and a Spydie Smock to a certain degree. I own both knives. Just squaring up on the terminology - to me 'clone' means a counterfeit knife meant to legitimately pass as the original, which this isn't. If you say 'clone' to mean what I would call a lookalike and what the larger knife community in general calls a 'ripoff' -- the looks are more similar than the knives end up actually being IMO. The Daggerr is so much bigger and heftier bladed that it can't help but be a different knife in its mechanics and handfeel beyond what you'd expect from the simple scalar differences between the two, i.e. if you scaled a Smock up three inches longer and three ounces heavier I think it'd still feel kinda like a light knife compared to the Daggerr, which feels like a heavy tool in comparison. The flip tab ends up being quite a bit different - when you get a closer look at it you see it's substantially cut away from the pivot (unlike in the Smock tab, which just kinda sticks out like the corner of a square) so the flipping action plays and feels differently against the pivot point of the blade. Has more of a leveraged feel -- that's a lot more steel flipping round, so that makes sense too. It's a rather different blade style, with a modified sheepsfoot on the Smock and a big daggery spearpoint on the Daggerr, so not just different size and weighting, but different cutting styles too. FWIW the way Daggerr does their lanyard holes, actually cutting the scale away a bit in relief around a hole in the backspacer, is the way everyone should IMO. Simple, easy, effective. Keeps the lanyard from interfering with handfeel and grip. It's better than the Spyderco barrel in the middle of the handle.
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RayF
23020
Sep 22, 2020
Quite discreet, very subtle! They'll never see you coming ;- )
reswright
2968
Sep 22, 2020
Speak softly and carry a loud Parrot.