Just got a new Cara Cara 2 FRN, and it is very stiff opening. I have flushed out the pivot with 70/30 isopropyl alcohol, then blew it out with compressed air, and oiled it. I have lossened the pivot screw to the point it has a lot end play in the blade. I have also found the lock to be very tight.
Wondering if it is worth sending it back for warranty, or just use it in hopes it will break in?
For what it's worth I got a Meadowlark in G-10 at the same time and it is a night and day difference.