Modern EDC knife designs, which (generally) aim to be as easy as possible to carry and use, still require a decent bit of equipment to properly maintain. In order to keep a folding knife in top shape, its owner is required to buy and keep a torx bit set, loctite, pivot lube, and sharpening system. This isn’t a problem for the hobbyists/collectors on this forum, since having knives and knife accessories and knife maintenance take up more time and money and space than necessary is basically the whole point of collecting, anyway. But for most non-hobbyist folding knife owners, the hassle inherent in maintaining their knife leads to them not maintaining their knife at all. Regardless of price point, the knives of non-knife people tend to have dull blades and gritty pivots and loose lockups. And we like to rag on them for that, and I’m not saying they don’t deserve it... but the thing is, when the vast majority of a product’s users are doing a bad job of maintaining their purchases, some of that blame has to lie with the product’s design. Modern folding knife design is imbalanced in the sense that the burden of carrying and using them is very low, (since companies have been competing for decades to minimize it,) while the burden of maintenance is still relatively high. A Spyderco Chaparral, for example, is unnoticeable in the pocket and beautifully efficient to use, but it’s no less of a pain to take apart and reassemble than an MTech. Most people do not want to buy or learn how to use a torx bit set and loctite on a small, simple tool that they bought to make their lives easier- and, honestly, I don’t blame them. Most people don’t buy or carry folding knives because they *need* them, they carry them because it’s convenient; and it’s just plain bad design, that a product whose main selling point is convenience, is so inconvenient to maintain. Knife designs that enable toolless disassembly drastically reduce this problem. Thoughts?