Welcome aboard, Nico.drueed wrote:Hi everybody !
First i apologise for my English. This is not my first langage. And as it's my first post here i apologise again if i break any forum rules.
But,as I'm currently waiting on my mantra 2, I'm thinking;
Wouldn't be possible to get rid of those ball-bearing washers and machine some phosphor-bronze to swap ?
vilePossum wrote:Mine looks bad as well, no single indents but the bearings have left a circular track on the titanium despite the sheet metal spacer. Also left a circular track on both sides of the blade. The action feels kind of gritty.
At this point I am kind of totally lost.
Bought the knife of eBay, it is an original, however the German distributor will not grant warranty if you are not the first buyer (already had this happen on a benchmade). So wanted this to be my grail when I first read about. Now I am kind of devastated. I love spyderco, but this doesn't live up to the expectation.
Well, my experience with bearings has been 100% positive. What I've found is I can tighten the pivot FAR tighter than a non bearing pivot, which completely eliminates any and all blade play, while still allowing the blade to swing freely. I can't do that with most of my bushing pivoted knives. I don't really think about smoothness when I think about bearings, I think about the blade play factor and less friction in the pivot. Smoothness wise, my Manix 2's are all very smooth, as are my Sage's.David Lowry wrote:If this has been said before, I apologize. I just don't understand the need for bearings on a knife. It makes things unnecessarily complicated. Big fat phosphor bronze washers can be really smooth. No need to make things complicated just to do it. Go back to exposed stop-pins, and PB washers please.
I just don't get it. I have some Benchmade's as well as some Kershaw's that are some of the smoothest knives I've ever felt and they have washers. Bearing knives get gritty after a while and need cleaned more than PB washer knives. Sebenza's are on washers.
The more Spydies that get put on bearings the less I buy.
Go back to exposed stop-pins, and PB washers please.
Not really an update since I'm only a new Mantra owner but I will say that I've had mine for over a week now and it's smooth as can be.jstrange wrote:I found this while doing some research. Any updates to this?
Mine is still perfect, no issues whatsoever.jstrange wrote:I found this while doing some research. Any updates to this?