I noticed the pitting after the knife came back from W&R. To be fair, I've had pretty good experiences with them in the past. I'll reach out to them again with a specific request for repair.
I wouldn't be so bothered by this issue if it were with a Delica or Endura; however, it's with one of the most expensive Spydies at $225 (discounted), so I have higher expectations of quality, especially since none of my other Millies or liner locks have this issue.
As an aside, this Millie issue and another unsolved one with a Para2 20CP led me to sell a bunch of Spydies and trade up to a CRK Sebenza Small 21. The quality of that knife is unbelievably amazing! However, I much prefer the ergonomics and leverage provided by the SpydieHole. Now if only Spyderco licensed the SpydieHole to Chris Reeve...
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