there is some up and down bladeplay on all my benchmade AXIS lock knives. there isn't much play, but it is noticeable. is it normal? there is no play sideways.
why is it happening? is there anything to do about it? is it because the AXIS lock moves too freely sideways?
I've never bought a brand new benchmade from a retailer. all of them have been purchased via this forum, but I don't doubt their authenticity.