Yeah that's odd man, I do find myself as a "fidget-er" so I may just open/close my knife more than you? My knife only had one previous owner who carried it maybe 3 times. The knife was mint when I got it. First thing I did was dissemble it to check for the "bushing scratches" in the Titanium scales..there were hardly any. So that gave me a very very good indication that the Original owner was telling the truth about how much of a safe queen this was for him. I then cleaned (without polishing the bushings) lubed and reassembled the knife. It now drops close and flicks open with ease... I guess what I'm getting at is..I suppose not every knife/owner are the same huh? Lol Edit: But hey, the biggest thing I heard everyone preach about before I purchased this beautiful knife is that you DONT buy one with the intentions of it being a knife you can sit there and flick like a axis lock or something along those lines. So I get it haha.