A few days ago I expressed my disappointments with the Genesis I: Hard to open, sharp edges in various places, off-center clip screw, etc. A little doctoring fixed the boo-boos. Cleaning (almost polishing) surface stuff (have no idea what it was) off of bronze washers and bushing helped opening problem, and polishing ball bearing down a little shorter helped the opening blade start up more easily. Complete disassembly and radiusing with a green dental polishing wheel on a dental engine got rid of all sharp edges everywhere. Re-tapping clip-mounting screw hole cured problem there. Hogging out the right-handed thumb-side handle groove to make it wider and more perpendicular to handle rather than at an angle helps in gaining better purchase on thumb stud for greater opening leverage. Made the trip to hardware store for smaller-sized Torx screws. Not too good. Tried three places before finding a place with any, and at an average of $5.00 per screwdriver. The good news about the bronze washers and bushing is that they're machined to close enough tolerances to allow for pretty fierce tightening of pivot screw without tightening the opening action, yet allow virtually no lateral play in the opened & locked blade. I've decided that the Genesis I is like a Colt Government model pistol: Out of the box it isn't all that great, but it's easily modified in any number of ways that really do add up to a more comfortably functional product.