Broke Tidioute

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I have a Tidioute Ben Hogan lockback.It's about a year old and has had no abuse and minimal use. When I opened it tonite it locked up and won't close. I even pressed back lock with pliers but still locked up... nothing looks broken. Anyone know how I should proceed?
 

waynorth

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Send it straight to GEC! I know they will fix it. Do not force it with pliers!!
 
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I have a Tidioute Ben Hogan lockback.It's about a year old and has had no abuse and minimal use. When I opened it tonite it locked up and won't close. I even pressed back lock with pliers but still locked up... nothing looks broken. Anyone know how I should proceed?

General rule of thumb: You should never use pliers on a pocketknife!
 

67nick

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I've got a 15 with a broken pen blade back at GEC now, great customer service with those fine folks!
 

meako

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I'd contact GEC as has been suggested.
But just out of interest... where has it been?
I'm interested because I own several GECs (not your particular model)although a couple are LB and they live in my cupboard in a tackle box and rarely see the light of day.All are fine I just want to avoid problems like this.
 
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Have you tried pipe cleaners or Militec on it? When you send it back, make sure you have the tip and edge covered. I've gotten a few knives that were shipped out of the sheath, and some were poking through the box.
 
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The knife was in a KSF pocket slip on my desk. Worked fine a few days ago then froze open yesterday. It has been used to cut apples, potatoes, envelopes, and cardboard. Never twisted, used as a pry, nor dropped even on carpet.
 

oldrifleman

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Could it be that fruit or other juice got into the pivot and the sugars have gummed up the works? I would try a couple of things, maybe washing it out with Real hot water followed by some oil into the joint might loosen things up a bit. Steven
 
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