araneae wrote:Did you get a lemon? Far as I can tell from your post, the knife was fine until you took it apart, now it has issues; tinkering with a perfectly fine knife can create issues. You voided the warranty by disassembling, doesn't really sound like a lemon to me. Hope the situation works out for you, the PM2 is a great knife.
Well, pretty much. If you don't have enough experience to recognize what was going on with the washer and screw/spacer, that's a good sign that you might not ought to be taking knives apart.
I have zero issues with taking apart knives, but it sounds like your only issues began with you disassembling your knife. That's not Spyderco's fault.
As was mentioned, hopefully you get the knife squared away to your satisfaction and can begin enjoying it again.