A really nice pair of SAKs, and absolute opposites in terms of features, weight, width etc. Treat yourself to an alox Bantam if you like super-lightweight!
Someone mentioned the other day that they had blade play on the lock-up of a slide-lock 111mm, so I went to check it on my Rucksack 111mm.What I discovered was that it has REALLY good blade retention without the lock. Good, incredibly solid feeling backspring holding it in place. I always think of blade locks as a safety precaution, and if youre careful, it's not the most necessary thing in the world. The spearpoint blade isn't that great at thrust cutting anyway, so I never think of SAKs as really NEEDING bladelocks.So, yeah, don't mind disengaging the locks at all, and I think it's nice that the locks on the slide-lock versions are pretty easy to remove.I have to disagree with you on one point. I believe for the PERFECT gentleman's carry, you have to get an ALOX Bantam.
I did see somewhere that the Bantam has been discontinued in Alox.
A nice SAK combo.On a personal note, I've generally spent the extra dollar and gotten a waiter. Doesn't really add any weight.The alox bantam (and it's big brother the cadet) are also great knives. Just be prepared to go down the alox rabbit hole.
Yeah, the Cadet with a nail file feels incomplete without scissors. And if you add a Classic, you have two nail files which makes no sense!