I've been wanting a Schatt & Morgan for quite some time and last night my wife handed me a little brown box! Very exitedly I examined it's content and initialy was quite pleased...I love the wormgrove bone and externally this one to me is quite pleasing to the eye. At 3-3/4" closed it's very pocketable and feels nice and solid in the hand. Fit and finish on the Scales, shield, pins, bolsters, and back springs are all excellent. Pulls are firm on both blades, but even after several flushings out, the main blade feels "gritty"...don't quite know what to make of that but it will probably work itself out with time. Good snap both directions, and now for the funny part...on closing the main blade the sound was a definate CLACK! Right away I knew the main blade was hitting the spring. Right at the tip no doubt...And the blades although well ground, had no cutting edge to speak of...I actually prefer to put my own edges on so for me that's actually a plus...this ATS34 really took a nice edge
first things first... I did a little relief grinding inside the well shown here (the rounded cutout)...no more blade slap...
And here are a couple shots of it...
So...is this an oddity to have such issues with an S&M knife???