Dragonfly (tight) - a lot happy

Discussion in 'Spyderco Forum Archive' started by RLR, Mar 22, 2000.

  1. RLR

    RLR

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    Jan 10, 2000
    Thanks to everyone who helped me through my tough times with my kind of loose Zytel Dragonfly (plain edge, of course).

    Note - I am PICKY about lateral play. Anything under ZERO doesn't cut it for me.

    I took the advice about "tightening" the pin by hammering or squeezing. There was some play in the new Dragonfly that irked me, so I thought, 'what the hell...' and gave it a whack (lightly, using a small hammer and an inverted nail set). Tighter [​IMG]... another whack SUPER-DAMN-TIGHT [​IMG]... OK, so the action is a little tight too (still silky smooth though), but there is ZERO LATERAL PLAY!!! A knife that made me a little sad now cheers me up. We're talking fixed blade tight here. Had I not tightened it, it would sit somewhere unused, the object of scorn...

    That leap of faith (banging a Zytel handled, 2 inch blade with a hammer) saved me. No longer irked; now joyous [​IMG]

    What I want to know is: is the pin bent like this ) or compressed fairly straight? Just a question for future reference.

    A tight Dragonfly -- don't leave home without it. I never do anymore.

    Thanks

    RLR
     

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