I went to a gun show on friday and came back with a new in the box Bob Lum folder with a titanium handle and combo edge. I played with it for a bit and it looked great except for a few marks on the titanium handle and it looked as if there was still marks near the tip of the blade from the apple seed grind. The guy who sold it to me said most of the knives came like that new in the box so I didn't worry about it, it's still a great looking knife and I love the way the tip is ground. Plus I had to get myself another liner-lock that I can take apart ever since I got my Bob T. So I bought it for $190 Canadian which is about $156 US.
Then on the way home I was playing with it again and I gave it a good shake to see how much force to get the blade past the ball bearing on the liner lock. Then for some reason after that the knife became increasingly harder to move on the pivot. When I got home I decided to see what was wrong. I took out the pivot and found out a bit of metal somehow got inbetween the pivot and the blade and started grinding a groove in the pivot. I used some emery cloth to sand down the pivot pin slowly. Once that was done I put the pin back in, for some reason that is one tight fit to get the pin back in the handle.
Another thing I noticed when putting the pivot pin back is that is seems to go in backwards because the notch for keeping the pin stationary is on the opposited handle slab. I figured it would be like my Bob T and have the notch in the handle slab on the side you push the pin in first. I also found out there wasn't any oil on the pivot at all, but I added some when I put everything back together.
So after all that it seems to be working fine, but I'll probably call Spyderco and see if I can get another pivot pin cause I also need some clip screws for a couple of knives. The only dissapointment I have with the knife now is that the blade is off center where it is almost touching the liner and I think it might be touching when opening the knife with one hand. It bugs me because I never checked if the blade was off-center when I had it at the gun show.
I guess I'd just like to ask any other Bob Lum owners if they've had any of the same problems, especially the off-center blade, and I'd also like to know the MSRP for the titanium and G-10 handled Bob Lums.
PS: Here's some quick pics. Oh and I'd just like to say I love that apple seed grind on the tip!