The Parrot From Daggerr is their first knife with a push button liner lock. The purpose of this newly implemented locking mechanism is to keep your fingers out of the path of the blade, while making it extremely easy to close with one hand. This lock design also features a lock pin that converts this folding knife into a fixed blade. Just undo the screw by the lanyard loop and place it in the hole by the finger groove while your blade is open. Now you have a full-sized fixed blade that can fold up to fit anywhere! The deep-carry pocket clip will make this large knife disappear in the pocket. Equipped with a glass breaker and the eye catching "Screaming Skull" on the pocket clip, this knife is sure to make a statement.
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I have been a fan of Daggerr knives for a while. This new Parrot liner lock is my third one from BladeHQ. It offers some significant improvements over a similar, but earlier model (Vendetta). I especially love the Parrot’s push button liner lock release. These are big knives with heavy blades that easily drop shut. That release button keeps the user’s finger out of the blade path. That button also allows a lot of options for opening the knife, beyond the obvious flipper tab. It has a fairly staff detent, a good thing with such a large knife. And it opens very smoothly with the flipper. But after pressing the liner lock button, the user has numerous opening/closing options. The knife can simply fall open (and closed—well-centered, BTW). It’s also possible to open the knife by pressing the button and flipping one’s wrist. The heavy blade can also be shaken open with a quick downstroke against the detent. Finally, the user can open the knife two-handed with or without pressing the button, which may be a good idea among sensitive observers—the blade is almost five inches long. The blade was evenly ground, with a perfect apex all the way to the tip. And it was shaving sharp--an excellent factory edge, but I have already honed my Vendetta’s D-2 blade to a hairsplitting edge. I anticipate similar performance with the Parrot. I would like to have seen more metal on the back spacer (1/16 inch would have sufficed) to cover the point when the knife is closed. That tip may bite the user while pulling it out of one’s pocket. The jimping on the blade is useful, and there is a nice sharpening choil at the heel of the blade. The G10 handles are solidly done and the knife is comfortable to hold. The clip is a little tight, and with time, it may shred your pants pockets. I may be able to bend/adjust it; time will tell. I love the screaming skull, but the company may need upgrade the clip to a milled and enhanced underside for easier insertion/extraction from pants pockets. Also, there was a tiny bit of lock stick when using the flipper or flipping the knife open with a wrist flick. A dab of anti-seize compound solved that problem. And it locked up tightly with no blade wiggle. But here’s a quibble, considering the other attractive features of the knife— The manufacturer may have gone too far in attempting to implement a lock pin. Even with the lock pin in place holding the blade, the pin is merely an additional safety measure, should the liner lock fail. The pin uses the hole in the flipper tab as the lock pathway, but the pin diameter is significantly smaller than hole. Therefore, the blade is held tightly only by the liner lock tab. If you push the liner lock release button, the blade loosely wiggles up and down on the lock pin--hardly a “fixed” blade. Also, the little metal ring on that pin is very thin; the ends of that wire ring are not brazed or welded together, so the ring ends immediately came apart when I unscrewed the pin. In addition, if you screw the pin fully into its storage hole in the handle, that cheap ring no longer lies flush against the scales. It will be further bent, and then fall off. While I believe that I can solve the ring problem, the ”fixed” blade capability remains out of reach. The proper solution would have been easy—a smaller hole in the flipper tab, properly placed. But overall, the knife is still excellent. I look forward to carrying it my daily rotation.