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Anyone ever take a ZT 0500 MUDD apart?

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Colog, May 10, 2013.

  1. Colog

    Colog

    Dec 2, 2005
    I've been using my 0500 of and on for the last several years. Love the knife, can't say a bad thing about it. It's one of my favorites and one of my heavy use go to knives. Problem is, I want to take it a part and give it a good cleaning and lube, but I don't know how to take the pivot apart. I'd love to see some pics of one taken apart and some advice on the pivot would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. whateatsrabbits

    whateatsrabbits

    Nov 24, 2011
    I would love to see what the inside of a 500 looks like. Some one please post pictures.
     
  3. Colog

    Colog

    Dec 2, 2005
    That should have been my post. Thanks.
     
  4. oregonknifenerd

    oregonknifenerd

    Dec 5, 2011
    I'd love to see one apart but it seems the whole point of it was to not need taken apart for cleaning. Over the years has it developed some stickiness in the action?
     
  5. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    I have seen pics somewhere of it apart, wish I could remember where. Unless like Kyle alluded to its gotten sticky in the lock area, realy no need to take it apart. Just a good hot n soapy bath should suffice.
     
  6. Colog

    Colog

    Dec 2, 2005
    No, it's as smooth as the day I got it. I've even carried it over the course of a tough Mudder race. Different post. No blade play, smooth as glass. That only increases my curiosity to see the insides.
     
  7. oregonknifenerd

    oregonknifenerd

    Dec 5, 2011
    Think of it like a Rolex. Best left to the professionals. I wouldn't mess with it no matter how much you want to see the insides.
     
  8. weech3

    weech3

    399
    Jan 12, 2013
    Yea...don't F it up on accident. Maybe bribe jimmer or somebody for archived footage. That or be "that guy", who took his mudd apart. Then hope it goes back together. Although I have many experiences as "that guy"; and I wouldn't potentially loose an 0500 out of curiosity.
     
  9. weech3

    weech3

    399
    Jan 12, 2013
  10. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
  11. Colog

    Colog

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's exactly what I wanted to see. Thanks for posting that link. I liked that mod.
     
  12. Rival1314

    Rival1314 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 17, 2012
    I've been contemplating doing that to mine ever since I got it....still on the fence, though it will likely happen:)
     
  13. Bryan J

    Bryan J Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2010

    You simply create a poor man's spanner wrench using two 1/16" drill bits. Insert the end of each drill bit into an opposing hole in one of the pivots. Span the two drill bit shafts with your thumb and forefinger and twist. You should be able to unscrew them rather easily. In my opinion, this is not a difficult knife to disassemble and reassemble.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
  14. oregonknifenerd

    oregonknifenerd

    Dec 5, 2011
    Sweet Jeebus there are a lot of parts in the MUDD. It looks like a nightmare to produce as a factory knife.
     
  15. TotalDbag

    TotalDbag

    Nov 3, 2012
    No kidding.
     

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