So today was the first day i really got to put my new Military to some good use. Ever since i bought it i've felt that the pivot was crazy tight, but i blamed that on the fact that my Para 2 is silky smooth, plus the difference in locks. The blade won't fall by gravity with the lock tab pressed all the way in, but i'm not sure if that's a liner lock thing or not and i figured it'll break in smoother anyway.
Well, after making about 20 or so cuts/open/closes, i noticed the blade was flicking out rather freely so i jiggled the blade and was shocked that it wiggled like crazy and i can actually see the liners spread apart when i jiggle the blade.
Now...one thing i thought was that this is a longer blade, so it's possible to get more leverage on the blade when wiggling it. So i tried it with my fingers right at the pivot, and it wasn't as bad but there's still a lot more play than i'm used to seeing especially in a knife with a pivot pin as large as this (by comparison i've never owned a Delica that had blade play).
So, is this typical? I don't wanna bother sending it in if this is normal. I haven't adjusted the pivot yet but the blade is still pretty tight even though it flicks out now so i don't wanna tighten the pivot and end up with a super tight opening action.