I've carried and used this knife exclusively since its arrival. It started off tight but has developed noticible blade wobble...enough where you can hear it when the open knife is shaken.
I think I lost a washer or bushing as the looseness developed quickly and the blade cannot be tightened at its pivot.
I'm sending it back to EDI for a check-up, and will advise on the outcome.
Otherwise, I've become very fond of this knife.
The knife I won simply by enjoying this forum just arrived
I've had it ten minutes, and wish to share my first impressions.
First, an expression of appreciation to Mike and Will....THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, thanks to the rest of you knife-people for making this one of my favorite places to hang out.
The knife is awesome. The fit is excellent, as are the mildly textured G-10 scales.
It feels great in the hand, and makes me wonder how much better it would feel without the clip. I'll check that out later.
The thumb studs are set up for regular people, but will also please lefties. They are very easy to acquire with a normal thumb -rotation movement, and they grip the ridges of your thumb prints as good as a Sebenza, but without the sharpness (aka "Sebenza Thumb").
The blade came out of the box as sharp as a Microtech, and the smoothness of the EDI's blade rotation beats my Socom.
This is a full size knife. Just slightly bigger than my large Sebenza. While lighter than the Sebenza, it still has a comforting "heft" to it.
I promise a more extensive review after I carry it for awhile. I'm still thinking about that picture, but nobody really needs to know what I look like except DC.
In that respect, I'm an extemely handsome man with a big smile
[This message has been edited by Bill McWilliams (edited 13 December 1998).]