I've been on these forums for quite a while now and I consider myself to be as crazy about Spyders as the next Knut. However, this past week found me in a crazy situation where I ordered a Benchmade 806D2. I got the urge for something new and the 806 seemed to fill that niche for me. After carrying a 530, that I got in a trade a week or two ago, I really got hooked on the AXIS lock.
The 806 is really a beast of a folder. Very similar to the Military, yet different. Due to my Millie's nested liner having to be replaced a couple of weeks ago, I really don't have the confidence in its' linerlock that I once had. It might sound crazy, but I still notice 'something' about it when it's engaged....but it might just be me.
Because of this, I've retired my Military from EDC.
With the AXIS, there is no doubt. I really do believe that this lock is one of the strongest out there, even more so than a framelock, IMHO. Where the Manix took the place of my Millie for EDC, I think that the 806 has taken the place of the Manix. I believe that the similarities between the Millie and AFCK are what have attracted me to this BM, because it's practically second nature for me to unpocket, open, cut, close and repocket.
I'm going to feel kind of weird walking around with a Spyderco Tshirt and a Benchmade in my pocket. The Military and Manix will still continue being my favorite Spydies, but for now, the 806 will be riding in my pocket. (Although, I still do carry a Spydie somewhere on my person, as well. )
I know it's a weird thread, but it's just something that's been on my mind.