archangel wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:01 pm
I Why is lockstick not identified and eliminated by switching materials, or by not using materials that have a high risk for it from the start, for sure before release of any knife? It is annoying, and it seems it could be avoided if you look into it.
This is a bit like asking why road noise isn't eliminated in automobile cabs. The parameters are known, but not easy to predict for each car/knife sold, since the surface we're talking about is breaking in with use and will wear differently with different use.
My Ikuchi doesn't stick, your does. That's steel:steel.
My Sage 2 doesn't stick, your K2 does. That's titanium:steel.
Titanium is definitely more likely to stick, but it's not just about materials. Lockbar tension and surface finish are far more relevant. Tightening screws can also tweak alignment of the parts.
The usual recommendations for pencil lead or other lube are still your best bet.
If it's breaking in the wrong way and adjusting screw tension and lube don't help, there are more drastic measures that an expert could take, but it's tricky business that could do more harm than good in the wrong hands.