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Knife can move a bit when opened up. Is this bad?

  • Ihave2cats Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8:18 AM Reply
    Hi everyone.

    I have a 5 knives in total and 3 of them can move a little bit when they're open.
    Is this bad? Can it break or something? Let's say I would stab a plank really hard, could it break? Or is it normal that it can move?

    Thanks everyone.
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  • Ihave2cats Wednesday, March 2, 2011 10:56 AM Reply
    Yea, that's what I meant. Wrote my first message just after I woke up, so couldn't really find the proper words...
    2 of my 3 knives with this problem have screws. The other one has some type of pins with a smooth surface, so I can't tighten those as far as I know.

    Any idea if this is a problem with my knives and if so, how can I fix it?


    PS, I'm currently ordering stuff from dealextreme, so if anyone has any suggestion on a certain tool that can tighten multiple types of screws and bolts or something, that would be much appreciated =].
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  • flashin Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:54 PM Reply
    don't stab at a plank really hard and you'll be fine.

    you need to have a variety of tools

    torx bit
    flathead screwdriver
    phillips head, or plus head screwdriver
    allen or hex head wrench


    for those pivot screws with the multiple holes use the tips of a pair of needle nose pliers to tighten it.
    Howdy from Ohio!

    (john 3:15-18)
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  • frills Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, March 4, 2011 1:57 AM Reply
    A tiny bit of play in the blade when locked open isn't catastrophic. A lot of play to the point where it's flopping around in use would be bad, though.

    Side-to-side blade play can be fixed by tightening the pivot, while there's not really anything you can do about blade play up & down.
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  • domojx Sunday, January 15, 2012 11:05 PM Reply
    Its just a tiny bit of blade play. A lot of knives has it too. Just dont go choppin' down trees with it and u should be fine. LOL
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