- Dec 4, 2005
I have a knife that has a detent that is too strong and my calloused (spelling?) thumbtip is getting torn up trying to open it by thumbstud. I have thought about slightly sanding down the ball that goes in the detent to loosen it up but one problem I think of running into is how smooth it will be afterwards. I'm sure that smoothness of the ball ensures easier disengagement of the detent and I don't want to make it worse. I have tried repeatedly opening and closing the knife just past breakaway to loosen it up but still no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!