Wow this video kinda ticked me off.
Watch that “easy one-handed closing”. I have one of these knives, to close it you need to push up on the Autolawks safety, push in the liner lock, then push the blade closed. Its a pain and is really better and safer to be done with one-hand.
I love CRKT knives, I carry a Gekkota on my keychain, and my Vertex is one of my favorite carry knives. I also have an big Ultima fighting and survival knife of which I have limited use for, but I find it to be a great blade.
The Autolawks system on the M16 knife just ruins it. Now I have a CRKT Convergence which has a manual safety. Its a neat idea, you flick this little lever up and it simply wedges the liner-lock of the knife in the locked position. Nice to have…tho most times I use a pocket knife the knife comes out, deploys, cuts, is folded and its back in my pocket. That’s why I like one-handed opening and closing knives, I’m generally using them when I’m doing stuff and they allow for quick use of a knife, but without bogging down my hands. But even without the safety, I’ve never had a quality knife pop closed on me. It really doesn’t make much sense anyway as there are all those old pocket knives and swiss-army knives that have no lock at all. You simply cut against the action of the blade. Sometimes I pry or mess with things with the spine of my blade, a lock is good, and I’ve never had it fail.
With the Autolawks you suddenly need a complex maneuver to close the blade for a “Safety Feature” I never had a need for in the first place.