In my experience, Knifecenter makes you foot return shipping, but I didn't bother in this case since I was able to fix the issue. No ill will towards them in this case.SubMicron wrote: ↑Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:53 pmThe thing with buying a knife from Knife Center is that if you have a problem, just call them. This is their exclusive and Spyderco might not even have inventory on hand to issue a replacement.
Knife Center will email you a shipping label that you can print and use to ship it back to them. They'll receive it and ship a new one.
I think they have a 60-day policy.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
It's not terribly symmetrical. The lamination line on the lock side is much closer to the edge than on the show side. I also don't have great tools to grind down the backspacer, and plus it was also hitting the backlock spring which I can't really do much about. :')bearfacedkiller wrote: ↑Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:14 pmI would have just returned it since these are still in stock at KC and there is no way I would have accepted paying for shipping on the return.
Second, I probably would have ground down the backspacer and not the blade but it doesn’t look like you thickened the edge up much at all. All that matters is that you sorted it out!
You have a very even lamination line there! I may have actually fixed it myself just to keep a blade the even.
You seem pretty easy going. Welcome to the forum!
Not by me; but the kick looks slightly flatter than I'm used to seeing on knives with this style of choil. That was one of the potential causes I hypothesized in the initial post, and something that strikes me as a more likely culprit. It almost looks like a tiny piece of it might have broken off at the factory. Maybe Sal could speak on if this is a replacable defect through spyderco directly, but as long as it doesn't get any worse, I reckon it works alright.Cambertree wrote: ↑Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:52 pmNice job on the fix, Harkwit.
My K390 P4 doesn’t have that issue.
Out of curiosity, had any material been ground off the kick when you got the knife? (The area at the front of the lower finger choil that contacts the backspring, and regulates the height that the blade sits above the backspring and backspacer, when closed.)
If not, then you are probably right, that not enough material was taken off the blade in the factory sharpening. So in a way, you might not have really lost edge life, as it’s possible that that excess steel shouldn’t have been there in the first place?
Darby, I think I would have ground the backspacer back too, if that was the only point where there was blade rap. But the blade was hitting the backspring too, and taking any material off there would have affected the spring tension.
Harkwit, what do you think of the knife otherwise? Thanks for posting your fix to the issue.
I had a HAP40 pakkawood DF2 pass through my hands recently, on the way to a friend, and it was a really well made and beautiful knife.
I hadn’t noticed this P4 version also uses a wire clip.
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