My paramilitary/tightness/looseness

longbow

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Ok have had this superb insturment for a full day and can't put it down. Now this knife just may be the knife I have been looking for for a edc outside of my 7b. I like it and like it alot. So here's the deal how does one get the action to smooth out? This is a tad stiff to open and this is after hundreds and hundreds of openings since yesterday. I have the raw thumb to prove it too. So how does it loosen up? Should I take it apart and lube it or what? Let me know as it would be appreciated. keepem sharp and thanks, this sucker rocks!:D
 

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You can probably just loosen the pivot pin a little and make it more to your liking. I don't recall the size. Seems like its a T10 but it may be a T9 I don't really remember. I usually used two of the torx drivers to keep the whole pin from turning. There is a fine line area where you can still have minimal side to side or lateral movement and still have an easy opener. May take some experimentation.

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longbow

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I was thinking of doing just that but have learned when a pivot has 2 screws that mate to the pivot it can be a bear to adjust out the looseness/tightness/ and off centerness of the blade. So I did what any knife nut would do. Took the thing apart and just rotated the scale out of the of the was on the right side. Couldn't discern any lube of the pivot at all so put some mil tec on it. I have also found that the critical factor in centering the blade and smoothness of opening is not only getting the pivot screws just right but also the blade stop screws. Not to tight, not to loose etc. etc. In a nutshell I did it:thumbup:

This thing opens and closes with little or no effort it seems and definetly is saving wear and tear on my thumb. I may have to chamfer the opening hole though. All this being said, well this is the BEST production folder I have ever owned. Now I do not say this lightly. I have had sebbies, lots of Spydies,Buck/Mayo 174, mili's, EKI's, SERE 2K's, Buck/Striders(extremely smooth also), MT's, BM's. ad nauseum. I'm sure you all get my drift The para is the best I have handled for ergo's, sharpness, ergo's, sharpness, ergo's......This little lite wt. folder is perfect for edc. Big enough to cut just about anything I can think of that needs cutting in the course of the day, big enough to be a defensive weapon of the first order if need be, and safe enough when using that you don't worry about the blade accidentally closing on you when you need it most. You forget your carrying it just because it is so lite in the pocket and the hand. It is one kick ass folder that exceeds my expectations 10 fold when it comes to carrying an edc knife. keepem sharp.

PS it opens and closes so easily it is addictive to play with and to hear that particular sound this knife makes when your working it fast.
 
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I found the same thing, blade stop pin screws were too tight, and I love mine as much as you do yours.
 
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