TooRiled wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:02 pm
This is just speculation, but even if the old hardware was the non-magnetic stainless variety, I think you could still get galvanic corrosion. Galvanic is just when two dissimilar metals are in contact with each other and there's a catalyst (salt water is a good one). If that's what's going on, it still doesn't explain why to just not go with titanium fasteners (price?).
Speculating on your speculation; I know there are plenty of titanium screws out there today, but maybe titanium is too soft.
Anybody have one from the latest batch? How is the lockup? Any vertical blade play / lock rock?
My particular model (most recent/black screw CQI) has minor lock stick, and no blade play. The lock stick is far less than my previous ceramic ball CQI (previous production) model, but it is still more sticky than any steel insert RIL I’ve handled. Must be more difficult than it seems, but I wish they’d put one on (one with an over-travel stop built in) after three CQI updates, and plenty of lock stick issues being reported.