- Jan 1, 2010
Is it just me, or does it seem that knife makers don't seem to understand that cutting a hole in your knife to serve as a place for your thumb only works if the hole is round? It feels like everyone wants to have that interesting look to their knife that a hole somehow lends, but because they don't want to directly imitate Spyderco they play with the shape. So we end up with these knives with weird ellipses that really feel horrible on your thumb when you truly are using just the action of your thumb to completely open the knife. The funny thing is, even the Byrd line, which is a Spyderco brand deviates from the round hole and it makes for a crummy opener. Of course manufacturers other than Spyderco will use the hole, which is awesome. But is anyone out there really asking for these (perhaps personally) torturous variants?