Is there a detent in the tang area to keep the balde from sliding out on it's own?
Is it normal for there to be a click noise when opening at Benchmade Mini RSK Mk1? The noise happens when opening the knife, and the blade reaches the first quarter open or so. Some are telling me its normal, and I am not sure. Thanks.
The very slight "click" occurs as the blade opens and the Axis lock bar moves over the "hump" in the tang that serves to bias the blade toward closing and reverses direction to move towards the locked position. The actual loudness and noticability of this varies somewhat between knives and is most obvious on a knife with no lubricant on the tang/lock bar interface. However, it will virtually always be there to one degree or another. Some owners also notice more than others as well, so that the variability is increased. It is much more noticeable in the Mini vs. the full size because of the relative size of the hump and the angles involved.
As with all my RSK knives, Aeromedix stands behind it with their 30 day no questions asked return policy if you are dissatisfied.