Yup. When I was handling it in the store, I wasn't doing too much as to check it out. I didn't wanna make the guy behind the counter looking at me funny like I was trying to break it or something testing for bladeplay and the lock.
So, I bought it. It looked cool, and it said Benchmade on it. Plus, the price tag wasn't too crazy (even though I overpaid for it. $118.00.......)
I opened it when I got out to my truck and wasn't totally blown away. Everything I heard people saying bad about it, was on my knife.
The blade wasnt centered, it had play in every direction, and I couldn't get the pivot screw where I wanted it. I was getting mad.
I went about a month without carrying it. It was too much of a pain.
Well I was done. I went out and paid too much for some loctite ($22.00) and got that bladeplay straightened out after half an hour of tweaking.
I used it alot. The blade centering got better as it worn in. It's almost perfect now.
The screw stays too.
The retention stays good too.
Im glad I stuck it out, because it's a totally different knife than from when I bought it 2 months ago.
(sorry for the long rant)