casey1 wrote:in my sage 1 it is the dip in the back of the blade at the stop pin. the para 2 has the same issue, while the para 1 is flat and flush with the knife's back while open.
Ahh yes...i know what you're talking about. What you have here is a lesser of two evils. The reason that dip is there is because if it wasn't, you'd have a sharp corner of the tang sticking out by the pivot when the knife is closed and stuck in your pocket. This was probably the biggest gripe from every Para 1 owner, especially since that knife was limited to tip down construction. I can't tell you how many times that corner scratched the hell out of my hand when trying to get into my pocket. If i had to say there was ever a design flaw in a Spyderco knife, that damned corner would be it. Yeah, it's nicer having that spot behind the thumb ramp filled when the knife is open, but i'll settle for it being flush with the rest of the knife when closed instead. It got so bad that i eventually ground down the corner on my Para 1.
Here's a pic i found that shows both of them closed...that corner is just ugly, sharp and in the way. In fact if you look closely, the owner of this one has already rounded off that corner himself.
Here's a pic of mine