Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! So I find this knife. I'm walking to my car on the local grocery store parking lot, and there on the asphalt is an old beat up black Victorinox classic. Scales scratched yup and scarred, blade dull as a butter knife but it's never been sharpened. Action is sluggish with dirt and unidentified gunk. It's an old one, with the old Victorinox tang stamp and a screw holding the scissors together instead of a rivet. Toothpick and tweezers look unused. The nail file has the old pointy tip, and thats okay by me as it works real good on very small Phillips screws. I look around and yell "anyone lost a pocket knife?" and just get some stares, no rely. Okay, finders keepers. I take it home and use an old toothbrush with some Dawn dish soap and lots of warm water to give it a though cleaning. Scrub the ever lovin dog poo outa it. Blow out with some air, drop some mineral oil in the joints and work things around. A springy action actually comes back. It's a Vic, just needed a real good cleaning. A few minutes on a fine diamond hone and it's sharp enough to shave newsprint with a slight whisper. But...the scissors spring is broken. Okay, I look around on the net and smoky mountain has them for a buck a pop. So I call Victorinox, up there in Shelton Connecticut. Nice lady answers and I explain I want to buy a scissors spring for an old classic, how can I pay you of them. The very nice lady said not to worry about it, she's gong to put a couple in an envelope and mail them to me. No charge. No probemo. Just like that. I knew there was a reason I've been a Victorinox fan since 1969! Victorinox, the brand you can count on.