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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?

    Thanks.

    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

    and

    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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