Spyderman91 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:24 am
Finally got home from work and I had an orange box waiting for me in the mail.
Opened it up and beheld the glory, first thing's first it came a little greasy (better to be greased than not greased at all).
So I cleaned it, and it became immediately apparent that I had overlooked the finer details of this knife during my first encounter at my local sporting good store. First things first it is one heck of a knife in a slim package, but the blade stock is not compromised at all (nice and slicey, but thick on top).
The titanium scales are very nice in my opinion, smooth but with a "Stonewashed" finished feels excellent in the sleek plus balanced
The action was also superb out the box, it has been one of the few Spydie's that I can index flick out the box with no wrist movement.
I'll have to post pictures of it tomorrow, haven't confirmed if it's CQI or not... but since it just came into Knifecenter (And everyone else is just getting them in) one can only assume. Very satisfied with my purchase, if I could only keep one pocket knife for the rest of my life... this would probably be it.
I got mine in today too from KC as well!
Mine was also heavily greased from the factory... entire pivot area was covered. I did the same thing as you; full disassembly, cleaned everything with alcohol and lubricated with some 85W nano-oil. Pretty sure it is the CQI, as this batch is part of a new delivery fresh from Taiwan I believe. Also the detent ball looked very dark, i.e. ceramic.
I am also loving the small details of this knife. All the hardware sits nice and recessed in the scales, no protrusions. Touch of blue loctite on the pivot from the factory, no issues with disassembly. Love the "subdued" look of the blasted hardware. One thing I noted during disassembly is that the PB washers seem substantially thicker and more robust than those on my Para3 and Native. Blade is immaculate with a beautiful satin grind. Edge was already sharp but I touched it up on the SM with fine and UF rods and now its slicing newspaper like butter.
Mine has pretty decent lockstick right now, will see if it starts to break in otherwise I will have to try and work some graphite onto the blade tang. Lock up and centering is prefect, so the minor lock stick is my only qualm right now but we will see if it goes away like some others have said. Really happy with my first Taichung knife; I definitely see why people rave about the quality that comes out of there.