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BHQ Para2 black CPM-M4, jade scales

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Red House, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    This is very informative, thx.:thumbsup: I wonder if you can share your experience of eliminating lock stickiness of Spyderco Military, specifically the kw exclusive s90v ti/cf model. It is not severe but it is thete. When I disassembled the onife, I only removed the screws on the lock side and slided the two scales away pivoted at the lanyard tube. Its now centered no play and free droping, but just somewhat sticky.
     
  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Clean the tang of the blade off with some alcohol and a q-tip. A lot of times, oil on the lockface and blade tang will make the lock stick.
     
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  3. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Did that but not much help. Thx anyway
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Try coloring where the lock engages the tang with a black Sharpie, or even a graphite pencil. This may or may not work as well.
     
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  5. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole

    239
    Jan 30, 2017

    With PM2's with sticky locks, I have had luck with loosening the two screws holding the stop pin in place, and physically rotating the stop pin. The re-tighten the screws of course.

    Sometimes the very slight differences in dimension on the stop pin and stop a sticky lock.
     
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  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Following up to P2P's suggestions on the previous page regarding some tweaks to possibly correct slightly off center blades: sadly it did not work for me at my skill level. The next stage will be a complete disassembly but other than that the PM2 works well and I may just postpone a complete take down service till it is really necessary.
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Update:

    A complete take down, wipe down, fresh lube and then reassembly did NOT correct the off centered blade but made the action a lot smoother (free dropping blade) and the very, very slight side-to-side blade play is now gone. The slight off centered blade and the one Casey Lynch screw which keeps getting loose (too short) have left me with a neutral experience with this PM2 and BHQ. This DLC-M4 PM still remains as a keeper
     
  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    From the handle side, look down the spine of the blade and make the sure the blade is ground evenly. Sometimes, there are those moments when the spine of a knife can be ground unevenly, causing it to appear off-center when between the handles. And there are some instances where the blade just will not center, no matter what you do. Does it affect function? No But does it tic us OCD folks? Definitely!

    I don't know what methods you have tried, but I have a few of my own, including a book, that seem to center the blade 90% of the time. No loosening of screws required. Shoot me a PM if you're still interested...
     
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thx Jonny. The grind seems to be even. I'm not too worried about it but had made a note to report back. If you have some nifty tricks which you'd like to share with me, please LMK. Otherwise, this is not a life altering "disaster" LOL :)
     
  10. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    This has worked for me as well :thumbsup:
     
  11. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I finally joined the club! Absolutely love this thing. Didn’t think I would like the jade scales but they are very nice! Perfect specimen.
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  12. husq2100

    husq2100

    171
    Mar 3, 2013
    Is it just my imagination or is the Jade (both satin and DLC) the most flipped PM2 going?
     
  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    In looking at a couple photos of the new jade handles, are they lighter than the ones on the the satin m4 PM2? They seem more white, less green. Anyone else?
     
  14. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole

    239
    Jan 30, 2017
    Well..... I just bought number 6.


    I think that should last me.... and my children. And maybe their children.
     
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  15. JBoone

    JBoone

    680
    Dec 30, 2012
    Graphite or sharpie has worked for me on some others as mentioned above.
     
  16. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    And I thought I bought too many extras on knives that I like! :eek:
     

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