Hey BF’s I purchased a knife off of the exchange. A Chuck Richards Counselor 1.0 edition. I received the knife and it became very apparent that there was an issue with the knife. The pivot would loosen to the point of the blade becoming flush with the scale after a dozen flips. Clearly not normal for a lightly used/carried knife. I contacted the seller whom has a sterling reputation. He offered a full refund no questions asked. I declined because I really like the knife. I opted to try to locktite the situation. I have locktited the pivot giving the knife a full day to cure. It only slightly delayed the pivot failure. I repeated the process with increasing amounts of the blue goo two more times with the same result. I contacted Chuck Richards directly on Instagram. He responded quickly proclaiming he doesn’t work on HIS knives purchased from any source but him directly. I wasn’t asking for anything for free. I offered to pay for a new pivot. I also pointed out that the pivot must clearly be defective as there is no way to do that type of damage to such a lightly used knife. The response I received from Mr. Richards can’t be described any other way than shitty. I know the Blade Forums/Knife community has a pet peeve about sellers that don’t back their own work. That is why I am posting it here. I really like this knife and Mr. Richards work. I only have 6 followers on Instagram so that unfortunately may have played a role in his dismissive attitude. Something is clearly defective with this knife pivot and I have no recourse. Mr. Richards is a wart on the community.