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Notches on liners of new brown Paramilitary - normal or imperfections?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by BigDude, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. BigDude

    BigDude

    183
    Nov 8, 2006
    I just got my sprint run brown CPM-S35V Paramilitary 2 from Knife Center. It's a sweet little knife, cuts really well and opens really smooth. No blade play at all, the blade is perfectly centered, overall fit and finish is excellent. However, I found two little notches on the edge of the liners. Is this normal, or are they imperfections?

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  2. troutfisher13111

    troutfisher13111 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    My black para has those too. I believe they are normal
     
  3. Skywalker31

    Skywalker31

    437
    Feb 29, 2012
    It's normal; that's the stop/start point for whatever they use to cut the liners out (can't remember if water jets or something else at the moment).
     
  4. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    atleast the liners are mostly hidden by the g10, wish the manix was like that
     
  5. richardtran

    richardtran

    259
    Nov 15, 2010
    It's normal. I wish Spyderco would make a 'gold class' like BM.
     
  6. BigDude

    BigDude

    183
    Nov 8, 2006
    Bummer that it's normal. I was all psyched for a step-up in detail quality from my Manix 2. I agree that it'd be nice if Spyderco would have some models that are PERFECT.
     
  7. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    well as much as i would like to agree with you, because i have seen and have gotten obvious blemishes on new knives from Golden, this problem seems awfully petty to me. The liners are nested after all, you have to look inside the knife to see those tabs, so its not a big deal.
     
  8. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    if you want perfect finishes then buy the spydercos from china or taiwan. :)
     
  9. D1omedes

    D1omedes

    May 3, 2009
    I hope you are being sarcastic.
     
  10. hydro2

    hydro2

    97
    Aug 12, 2011
    I have them on my Para also.
     
  11. BigDude

    BigDude

    183
    Nov 8, 2006
    No, I'm not being sarcastic. I buy quality products not only because they work well but also because they are works of manufacturing art. I was looking forward to the nested liners because I know they are harder to manufacture because the tolerances have to be so tight.

    I tried to check out Benchmade's gold class but their website is down.

    I guess I'm a bit OCD but it pays off as a software developer :)
     
  12. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Its ok to seek out perfection. Heck - I can even help you with that. Go read some of my posts in the political forum.

    I own dozens of Spyderco products, and honestly cannot recall even a single instance of anything that I would characterize as a flaw in design or manufacturing. So as far as I am concerned, they are all Gold Class.
     
  13. JNewell

    JNewell Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    This is not an imperfection in manufacturing. It's related to the manufacturing process, not a random defect. You might as well go after Chris Reeve for the rear hole on the Sebenza scales... :rolleyes:
     
  14. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    check out these gold class manix 2 liners

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    the tenacious liners on the left must be platinum class
     
  15. JNewell

    JNewell Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    That is what I'd call an imperfection. :( It happens, but it isn't pretty.
     
  16. bernard_s3

    bernard_s3

    574
    Apr 15, 2011
    I have too noticed some QC problems coming from Golden, CO. The Tenacious I have is excellent so is the Sage 1. The (2) Manix 2's and (3) Paramilitaries 2's I've had were all returned for one problem or another...
     
  17. D1omedes

    D1omedes

    May 3, 2009
    If you want "manufactured art," then $150 is not going to get you perfection. I would recommend a semi-custom knife, perhaps a Sebenza, if you want incredible attention to small details. The Sebenza is substantially more but you get what you pay for. As a software designer, you should understand how the market works.

    Spyderco does have good QC overall but at times there are blemishes and even major problems on their knives. Their CS takes care of the serious issues, even if they are a bit slow. Still, Spyderco clearly states that they make knives that are meant to perform, not be placed on a pedestal and examined under a microscope. I would give your criticism merit if it was directed at a company and product that was specifically focused on "manufactured art."
     
  18. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Complaining about nothing IMO :) all the Para'2s have it and most of the manix models have the small tooling lines...if you don't want any of that expect to pay more....o wait...there are threads complaining about that to, guess we will have to buy Taichung...nope...also complains...Golden..3unning at 300percent capacity...no, not good enough...complain...

    Poor Spyderco...guess they can't do anything right...but wait a minute...the knife functions well does it not? The model cuts well? It does everything the knife is made for well? Nope, can't complain about thaty, but that's not important now is it?

    (Runs and gets the popcorn and peanut butter)
     
  19. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    How often do you actually use the inside of your folder so that anyone would ever notice? Come on, if you want something perfect, it going to cost you a few numdred dollars . ;)
     
  20. Sithus1966

    Sithus1966

    Jan 24, 2008
    +1 :thumbup: I believe Sal always says something about how it cuts. Some little blowout from the laser cut liner does not effect how the knife cuts does it? That's what matters. If you want to something that is "perfect" then go buy a custom. When I get a knife the only thing I want from it is to function properly and cut.
     

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