I purchased the stainless steel police as my first Spyderco knife as well as a Tatanka. The lock on the Tatanka is obviously in a different league as the blade on that knife doesn't move in any direction and the lock is super solid.
Regarding the police, I was wondering if the blade on this knife should scrape the edge when opening it right handed. The blade is not completely centred, it is slightly off to side so if I open it right handed it scrapes a bit on the stainless steel, if I open it left handed no issue. That said, when closing the blade it's not off centre such that it hits the handle of the knife, so no scraping there... The knife is extremely slim so I imagine getting a perfectly centred one might be to much to ask. Is this normal when opening?
I also read a number of posts about vertical play, and mine has this too, a distinct click when you apply downward force (not much) on the blade on a chopping board for example, there's a noticeable movement, and at the same time I can feel the back lock metal bit drop down a little bit. From what I've read it seems there is no fixing this sort of thing as the knife is completely sealed,and possibly this is something that this type of lock does inherently. Wondering whether I should get it looked at. Any thoughts appreciated.