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I want a “Paul” knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Lottapp, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Lottapp

    Lottapp Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Jan 18, 2015
    I want a lone wolf Paul knife. If anyone has one for sale let me know.

    Let me know your thoughts on these folders also.
     
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    May want to post in the Want to Buy section of the Exchange
     
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  3. Lottapp

    Lottapp Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Jan 18, 2015
    I really do want to know peoples opinions on them also. Figured this was the place
     
  4. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    They are a really unique and cool design. The quality of the Lone Wolf (as well as the Gerbers) is top notch too.
     
  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Understood, so could use this thread for the opinions, and post in the WTB to try to find one ;)
     
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  6. Lottapp

    Lottapp Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Jan 18, 2015
    Whats their feel when using? Is lockup good? I Carry a old Microtech kestrel and it still locks solid I want a edc that will last another 12 years.
     
  7. Lottapp

    Lottapp Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Jan 18, 2015
    Ha I gotcha
     
  8. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Yes, lockup is very solid.
     
  9. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    i dunno, its pretty old skool.
    and because of the nature of
    its locking pivot, its handle
    scales have a way of presenting
    itself much like an after thought...
    also the opening and closing
    was never quite intended for
    one hand opening :)
    even though it can be done;
    doing it single handed
    takes some getting use to
    and not quite secure a grip to flip at that

    in that you depressed the button
    with your thumb whilst applying
    pressure with the forefinger having
    it held upright in order to flip open
    its handle in downwards motion.
    and then you reverse the handle flip
    upwards to shut the blade close.
    its an outstanding lock technology
    but applying its mechanism
    single handedly is not why
    one should buy this button lock pattern.
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/should-i-get-a-gerber-paul-knife.130745/
    https://www.chuckhawks.com/gerber_paul_knife.htm
    http://www.dougritter.com/Paul_Poehlmann.htm

    btw, the buck flashpoint is nowhere near
    the status and strength of the paul lock.
    it has a sliding button mechanism
    that keeps the blade locked in both
    open and closed position.
    its imo more fun to play with
    even though it looks like a cheap
    klingon folder..
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  10. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I dunno, I find it very easy to open and close one handed. At least with the knives I have, no flipping action is necessary, they fall open and closed by gravity alone.
     
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  11. Lottapp

    Lottapp Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Jan 18, 2015
    Thanks guys! Very helpful info from all of you. Mixed opinions makes me want one even more. I think I want a executive or that defender model if I can come across one.
     
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  12. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    any intended future buy is
    always going to be a highly
    anticipated purchase :)
    go for it !
    you know you
    want one real bad :)
     
  13. bobobama

    bobobama Gold Member Gold Member

    349
    Jan 15, 2017
    Cool avatar!
     
  14. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    I had one in 1980. It was a fantastic little knife. I have a nice little scar on my left index finger knuckle from opening a Molson with it.

    I could open it 1 handed- Press the button and drop the handle.
     
  15. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    Love mine. Here's an action video...
     
  16. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    The Paul lock was designed for one hand open, one hand close, locked when open, locked when closed. Those were three necessary design requirements. I think the designer approached it from an engineering perspective.

    The Paul lock can develop a little play, but that can be adjusted out in the Lone Wolf designs, but not the Gerber ones. By design, the play has no effect on the locking of the blade. A little wiggle, but it cannot fail. I have the Defender, it's nice; sharp, holds an edge, big blade, thin package. It's a folding stiletto or a folding larger paring knife :)
     
  17. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    The Paul really got me started with good knives many years ago. It caused my Browning 3-blade rancher to be retired for a while. I had the old all steel model.

     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
  18. buckeyejake

    buckeyejake

    298
    Dec 28, 2013
    I bought a series 2 in about 1995 . Carried it until about 2000. Still have it , its great knife.
    Very tight action and i am not sure what steel it is, but allways held an edge .
     
  19. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    The only thing bad about a Paul knife was that once you got it you would sit in front of the TV pushing the button, just opening and closing it. It was truly addictive!
     
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