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Did they change the lock or did I get lucky? 408

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Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »
Yesterday I received my new Desert Trailmaster and one of the first things I notice is there is no up and down play in the blade? It locks solid. I have never seen a post 08 liner lock without play. Usually you can slip a piece of paper between the lock and blade but not this one.

So am I lucky or did Vic change their lock?




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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 03:43:58 PM »
Is the pivot area of the blade where it contacts the liner lock angled? If so, then this must be a new design...

Otherwise, your lucky... just a guess...


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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 03:56:23 PM »
Is the pivot area of the blade where it contacts the liner lock angled? If so, then this must be a new design...

Otherwise, your lucky... just a guess...


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When I compare it to my 2011 Soldier the locks look the same to me except the Soldier has a small gap like any other post 08 Trekker.

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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 04:48:36 PM »
I think the soldier is in gen 5 now, someone that knows more about the generation dates might know more. But they do release new gens with changes

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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 05:15:46 PM »
I think I've had 3 OHO 111mm vics, and I THINK one of them had just a tiny amount of blade play, while the others were absolutely rock solid, so...

I dunno. Either I got extraordinarily lucky on mine or you've been unlucky on yours.  :shrug:
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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 05:17:39 PM »
Awl my 111mm liner locks lock up pretty good. The slide lock ones awlways have blade play. I was told this is normal...

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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 01:29:23 AM »
Thanks for the input everyone.  It looks like I just got lucky.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,089 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
FWIW my linerlock Vics have been solid (the 2 I've had)  :salute:

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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 07:03:44 PM »
I tried seven blades.

Slidelocked Hunter and Helmsman
Linerlocked Fireman, Hunter XT, Soldier, Trailmaster Desert, Dual Pro

All of them have slight vertical play
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Re: Did they change the lock or did I get lucky?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 07:14:10 PM »
I tried seven blades.

Slidelocked Hunter and Helmsman
Linerlocked Fireman, Hunter XT, Soldier, Trailmaster Desert, Dual Pro

All of them have slight vertical play

That's been my experience with the 111mm vertical play was just normal but this one is a rock solid lock up with no play at all.

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