Evil D wrote:The new stop pin almost seems like a miracle from what I've seen. Granted it's only 3 knives and I'm sure they come tighter and looser but blade play is a non issue and they all swing like pendulums.
They all swing like pendulums because they have a LOT of blade play when the knife isn't locked open. Hold the lock open with your thumb and then wiggle the blade. You'll feel it. (Most likely you'll feel it, I do on all mine) Now, that play is gone when the knife is locked up.
I don't remember the old Millie's being like this, but every new CQI Millie I have does this. Some go so far as to not even be contacting the washers completely. In other words, you can look at the pivot and see light poking through where there should be done. The washers aren't sitting perfectly flat on the blade. All 5 of my BHQ Millie's don't do this, just 3 of them. But those 3 are the ones that have a lot of play that can't be tightened out without making the blade extremely hard to move.
I don't really mind it. Still love the knives, just not sure the new pivot is an improvement.
I bought 5 of the BHQ exclusives (not to resell, to keep) and they are all this way. And before someone calls BS on me keeping all 5, set a reminder in your phone to ask me for a pic of all 5 a year from now. I don't resell knives. Too much trouble.
I actually dissected 3 of my Millie's to figure this out. 2 that had blade play, one that didn't so that I could compare.
I found the issue, fixed the issue and so I'm confident I figured it out. I'm going to make a thread about it to explain how to fix your Millie if you have blade play, or have one that isn't centering without locking the blade down.
Spoiler, it's the stop pin and its relation to the liners. I'll explain in the thread I make.
A quick check you can do in the mean time, in you can't feel your stop pin protruding from BOTH sides of the scales, then it isn't seated all the way and when your knife is being screwed down it is causing the scales to bow. You should be able to see and feel the stop pin being "proud" on both sides of the knife if the stop pin is seated properly.
All it takes is a quick 2 minutes with a file to open up the liner a bit. Now the two that had....not great action at all are free droppers with zero blade play. Since you're not changing the fore/aft position of the stop pin you're not altering lock geometry either. You're simply allowing the stop pin to seat all the way home in the liner where it should be.
Details to follow if you can't picture what I'm saying.