Glass-smooth ball bearing action
One feature that makes our folding knives superior to many other known brands is the ceramic ball-bearing pivot mechanism. It is common for flip-assisted folders to have simply Teflon or phosphor bronze washers acting as bearings between frame and blade. These will wear out, and don't give the knife the glass-smooth opening action that ball bearings do. Note the picture at the right, showing a sealed brass bearing race on each side of the blade containing ceramic ball bearings. There is also no spring needed to initiate opening, because a simple flick of the finger (or thumb stud) provides the inertia to snap the blade open.
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