$240 and a 10 month wait for an unusable knife? Barf. I'd send it back. My 0350 has a poorly ground blade, poorly ground uneven "jimping", but it at least opens and closes like it should. I won't ever send in a brand new knife for warranty work. I won't send in anything brand new for warranty work. If I buy something and it's defective out of the box, back it goes to the retailer for a full refund, or if I feel like rolling the dice after getting bitten once I'd go for an exchange. Anyone defending ZT is doing everyone including KAI a disservice. They need to get their act together. ANY company putting out knives like that should fix their QC immediately. People need to know about these issues and the company needs to stop putting out knives that are defective. This is hardly the first time that this has happened. And yes, a knife with a detent so strong it takes two hands to open it is defective. The design should allow for 1 finger opening. If it doesn't do that out of the box it's defective. The Strider nonsense about "break in period" is manufacturer cost cutting to squeeze out more profit. Seems like there are CF/RIL knives from most major manufacturers. ZT seems to stick with that pretty much exclusively, though.