Sticky MOD Folder

Oct 26, 2000
Hi All,

Wondering if anyone else has had the experience of a MOD folder getting sticky upon opening. My Duane Dieter is getting progressively more difficult to open. It's getting to the point where it requires two hands and a concentrated effort to get it to release.

I had it apart last night and couldn't find anything binding it but I did figure out how the blade stays shut. There is a small grind on one edge of the blade that engages the inside edge of the handle when fully closed. I would file this just a hair but I'm afraid of screwing it up and ending up with a knife that will not stay closed at all.

What should I do? Any suggestions would be welcome.


Peter Atwood

Please reply to or here on the forum, NOT THE EMAIL LISTED BY BLADEFORUMS as it will go to the wife's mailbox.
Peter........I had one with a similar problem....I took some Tuf-Glide and worked it into the locking mechanism(the button) and it seemd to help pretty good. When I first got it, it was REALLY tight and extremely difficult to open.
However, if you feel that it may be a flaw or Jim Ray @ MOD and I am sure he will be more than happy to assist you in rectifying the problem.

Knives & Things
Mike Payne