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Thumb studs vs. Thumb hole??

AkA_DracO Jul 9, 2014

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Thumb studs vs. Thumb hole??

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  1. AkA_DracO

    AkA_DracO Average member

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    Alright guys the title says it all thumb studs or thumb hole? Which you like better and why.
     
  2. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    To look at, or to finger?
     
  3. Poolshark

    Poolshark Captain America Brigade Member

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    If it works well and is comfortable; it makes no difference to me.
     
  4. c219460

    c219460 Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I like the hole better, I feel like it adds to the look of the knife whereas studs (to me anyway) look out of place and can sometimes get in the way of cutting and sharpening. Smaller folders can't always use a hole, but then they could just use a flipper instead. Flippers can even be used in lockback models, see the SOG Twitch series. I can understand in hard use models where the studs brace against the handle for extra strength, but other than that I just don't like them.

    Sorry to rant. :manganr:
     
  5. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    Always take a hole over a stud....unless you're REALLY LONELY

    :bwah:
     
    dragoncutlery, Papercuts and crogers like this.
  6. VANELLI

    VANELLI JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    What he said.
    My bali's don't have either.







    Ok Ok, I'll bite. Studs are better looking and make more sense on a small knife.
     
  7. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Remind me to NEVER room with you!! :devilzeek

    But, I pretty much agree with the sentiment... I'll take a hole!
     
  8. Chris Daigle

    Chris Daigle Half fast

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    /thread
     
  9. nman729

    nman729 Average member

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    Holes are always better!
     
  10. mag1

    mag1 No More Mr. Nice Guy Brigade Member

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    stud
     
  11. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    A stud for one hand opening. A hole in the blade just doesn't work for me.
     
  12. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I much prefer holes to studs or discs. I like flippers most of all though.
     
  13. Papercuts

    Papercuts JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I prefer holes over studs. Studs on only one side of the blade give my brain symmetry issues.
     
  14. waterdogs

    waterdogs Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Same here. Righty, lefty, with gloves, etc., it`s all good with a flipper. :thumbsup:
     
  15. norcal13

    norcal13 rated "e" for evil Brigade Member

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    studs.
     
  16. JackBlades

    JackBlades former cerveca terminador

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    Disc!
    But of the choices given, stud. I sold a BM 630 because the opening hole was chamfered so much my thumb skin couldn't get enough grip to open the blade. A recently purchased Spidie has the edge of the hole just barely broken enough to not cut you. Much better.

    Edit to add: For you guys who can't sharpen a stud-equipped blade, disc is always an option. Just remove it for sharpening.

    And you forgot to include the "Wave" method. That still qualifies as "one hand opening" in my book.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 14, 2014
  17. RNST

    RNST Entrusted Devil Super Moderator

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    Flippers like the JD Forum RJ Martin Devastator:D

    Then Thumbstuds, dual Thumbstuds are best for me because I use both hands :jdwink2:
     
  18. Invective

    Invective Average member

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    I like holes first. Sometimes studs get in the way when sharpening, especially on low angles which gets annoying.
     
  19. firebolt

    firebolt Hollandse Duivel Brigade Member

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    studs , but not the old style staid studs you see on high end customs with bling in theme, tactical ( shees i even dare to say it ) like hinderer , kinda stepped, i like

    but really flippers rule
     
  20. redbike

    redbike Huge member

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    For functionality, holes seem to work better and make it easier to sharpen a knife without obstruction. But for looks, I prefer a stud on a knife.
     

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