In case you haven't seen the lead up to this, the original thread is here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/ken-coats-spring-failure-broken-again.1675699/ I genuinely hate to do this, as usually this is a very wholesome drama free sub forum, but unfortunately I feel that I need to make my situation known to all of you in here, I trust that you will understand why. I feel terrible that I am calling out such an old member of this forum. Long story short, I bought a Ken Coats Easy open jigged bone jack knife 5 or 6 years ago to be my 21st birthday present from my family, whom I assume was the original buyer of the knife. Unfortunately in 2016 it suffered a broken back-spring but after an exchange, Ken fixed it and sent it back to me. (I must add it had extra backspring gaps, and the blade was offcenter, whereas before it had been dead center.) After a few years of on and off usage I unfortunately experienced a second backspring failure (Detailed in the linked thread above) After agreeing to send off the knife to be fixed (Waynorth, one of my favourite posters, had suggested that giving a second chance was the right thing to do) I send off my knife to Ken but had no response from him to my repeated emails for several months (It was suggested that there was an issue with Kens email, which I was inclined to believe) But, a couple of days ago, I got a package from Ken! I was VERY excited to have my 21st knife back (It was one of, if not THE favourite of my collection) When I opened it up I was greeted to a wrapped up knife that felt a little heavier than usual, which was odd. After unwrapping it I discovered to my horror that my knife had been replaced by another! Completely different size to mine, and different materials, but it seems to have been intended as a direct replacement of my easy open jack (An outcome I would've considered, under the condition that I get my original knife back, as it is sentimental) Unfortunately it doesn't end there despite being a replacement, the quality of this example is absolutely horrendous. There's a myriad of issues with the finish, which is something that can definitely get over, but the main issue is fitment!!! I suspect the main blade pivot hole was drilled in the wrong spot, as the blade kicks very far back to the main axis of the handle, as well as causing another absolutely egregious issue, that I will show further on.... It sits in this position But should be like this: Here's a better shot, but it's difficult to capture, it's far more noticeable in real life. Here is how the blade sits in the handle normally, doesn't look too bad. Something that got me was a VERY soft thud on close, not the usual slip-joint snap as we're used to. On inspection of this knife after noticing the soft close, I noticed something VERY unusual.... There was PADDING wedged into the handle under the position the tang sits in! After I took the padding my heart sank.... The blade sat way too far in the handle, the edge and tip rest DIRECTLY onto the back spring I can't say that I've ever seen anything like this, I wonder if any of you have. I would love to hear your opinions on this matter, I respect the members of this forum immensely, which is why I have brought this to your attention. I am sorry if this causes any drama, I have always tried to avoid that in this forum but this needs to be brought to light.