Keep ‘em Sharp
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- May 14, 2012
Free to do what you want, but I’ll rehash my comment above. My L31 had the clicking and lock rock. Not sure if it came out of box that way or if it happened after my first take down when I removed the lanyard.
Aside - I have a suspicion that quite a few of us who experienced the bad lock rock also took down our knives within the first 10 minutes of receipt.
To be clear, the clicking was so bad, I could hold the knife in a pretty standard grip, and if I choked my thumb up towards the tip, I could click the blade forward with a bit of pressure. It was not a flex, it was an audible click.
A little part of me knew this couldn’t be right. You know how these things are built. Like when you see a Sebenza that isn’t centered, you know someone pinched a washer...
So I retraced my steps, did another takedown, and tightened up every piece during reassembly. First the stand off near the lanyard hole. Completely tightened. Then both screws on the stop pin. Completely tightened. Then I slid the blade and bushing/washers into the frame - completely tightened. Zero lock rock. Zero click. A few days later with an almost obsessive amount of rechecking for lock rock, and still nothing - it is perfect.
I really can’t believe this was a matter of break in. I’ve had the knife for a week. The lock rock was complete user error in my end - I think you may find the same to be true for you. Either way, please try my suggestion and report some feedback.
Not sure if you have read the whole thread...both rileybassman1 and I have tried every sort of order to re-assemble our 31’s and nada. Also, mine still has side to side play, and I’m not new at this. Haha.
Glad yours worked out for you.