That is great to hear and that gets 2thumbs from me!Thanks Guys this is what I'm looking for.
Marthinus- The handle rounds a little, the thumb stud sits about 1/8" above the handle were you have no problem getting it open. When disengaging the lock, On the liner I have rounded the inside of it some and sand down the curve area a few thousands. There is no problem getting to the lock.
I feel you then did a good job of 'hiding' the lock without giving up access to disengage it sonce this accured. I know many people put a cutout in the handle for accessing the lock but I do not like it because gripping it in the other hand might result in disengagement. By giving room on the inside of the handle for your thumb to disengage the matter is somewhat resolved. Just my two cents and once again a job well done!On my first one made (blue one on web) I saw the lock fail and wanted to have less area when disengaging the lock.
We were setting up a funeral home tent at a church, when a new hole needed to be cut to insert a pole. The owner using my knife had put a lot of pressure gripping the knife to punch a hole thru pieces of the tent, when the blade came down and cut his finger. The knife is a left handed knife and he was using it in his right hand. I feel that using it in the wrong hand was also a problem.