Easiest folder deployment system

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    Easiest folder deployment system

    I have recently swtiched my drfensive folder from my strong side to my weak side to make room for a leatherman skeletool which has a pretty good knife on it. It is also a bit more socially acceptable than my sypderco endura 4. The issue is that I'm not very good with my left hand. What deployment system or specific knife do you think is the easiest to deploy? I know practice will help but Id like to explore other knife options as well. Also, please exclude knives with a wave feature.

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    I generally carry a CRKT M-16/14T (CRKT M16-14T EDC Knives from Kit Carson), and believe it to be among the easiest opening systems to manipulate with either hand.

    ETA: Using the protruding "lever" on the back of the knife, not the "thumb studs," which I have never found very helpful.
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    I carry a Spyderco and love the thumb hole design. The thumb pegs don't agree with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    I generally carry a CRKT M-16/14T (CRKT M16-14T EDC Knives from Kit Carson), and believe it to be among the easiest opening systems to manipulate with either hand.

    ETA: Using the protruding "lever" on the back of the knife, not the "thumb studs," which I have never found very helpful.
    Because of the flipper design?

    edit - You got your edit in the same time I was asking the question lol.
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    Yes, the "flipper." Easily manipulated by the index finger, doesn't require much effort, simple and straighforward. I need simple and straightforward. :)
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    Good option and I think these are available in an assisted version also.
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    Yes, the "flipper." Easily manipulated by the index finger, doesn't require much effort, simple and straighforward. I need simple and straightforward. :)

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    Sog Aegis assisted or the FlashII either 1 is super easy to open.

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    Is there a reason to exclude the wave??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    Is there a reason to exclude the wave??
    Tried it and didn't like it left handed.
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    I'm newly partial to the Cold Steel Rajah III. The disk on the blade opens it as you pull it from your pocket. If you want to draw it and keep it closed you can turn the handle towards you as you draw and it won't catch the pocket. That works for me since under stress it opens easy, if you have time to think about it it's easy to keep it closed. Think of it that under stress it defaults to "open and ready" mode. And I'm a lefty and carry it lefty.
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    I carry Gerber applegate folders. I found also the thumb stud too short, but love the knife. Since the studs are hollow. i added an 8p nail cut off around 1/8 inch on the head. Now i can easily index the stud/nail for a quick and positive opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Tried it and didn't like it left handed.
    - Did you have an issue with Emerson knives since they are right handed carry by default? If so, Spyderco has the Delica and Endura Wave already tapped for left handed carry.

    For non-assisted knives other than the Wave, I think knives with IKBS are the smoothest and fastest.
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    Kershaw Rogue. Kinda big but very fast, even for an auto, which it is.

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    Benchmade Barrage has a nice assisted opening feature.
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