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    WARNING WARNING WARNING!!!! DO NOT DISASSEMBLE YOUR SZABO FOLDER!!!!!
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    Flash was a little too bright but you take what you can get

    Close up of the mechanism with the blade in

    This is the part you don't wanna do. DO NOT TAKE THE BLADE OUT


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    see that nice little threaded area where the bar passes through. This if for a tension screw so they can pull the spring back and install the blade in the closed position. If you don't have this special screw it's very difficult to put the blade back in. this is something you learn from taking the knife apart.

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    this is the plate that works with the pin to keep the knife closed


    Heres the locking side

    Here's that plate behind the lockbar i had mentioned in the szabo impressions thread

    The g-10 thats routed out to fit it

    This is where the pin sits in the blade itself should have uploaded it with the last post

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    Is that a flipper in the compression lock space?
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    it's not long enough to be a flipper If they had made it protrude a little more it would have been a flipper.

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    Holly crap, thats some complicated stuff. So I guess you can't take the spring off? And btw I don't have much experience with carbon fiber, so I still can't tell if its g10 or carbon fiber, anyone?
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    Wow, amazing stuff inside. Overengineered, goooood
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    if you take the spring off there is no back up retention the spring is all that holds it closed. Also the spring is a pain in the ass to get back in and get hooked back up to the blade. Don't take it apart trust me not fun. It is black G-10 as far as i can tell the gold line cf is just a veneer on top the g-10 still a nice knife though. Also if you sand off all the gold line cf you would reveal the space for the spring and it would fall out. To the people that do after market scales good luck with this model

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    Wow, kinda disappointed with the G10 layer, but I can see a detend ball there, don't you think it would help a little to keep it closed?
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    Awesome post! Thx for taking one for the team! You just made a lot a people happy! This knife has a lot of parts and I had to study your photos before it all made sense... the spring stuff is crazy and I hope it doesn't wear out to quick. I totally agree these scales will be pita to reproduce.
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    So that crazy mechanism is there to prevent the knife from opening accidentally?

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    Trust me that detent doesn't do anything feel free to disassemble your Szabo and give it a shot . I even went as far as to assemble the knife without the spring the blade just flies open unless you tighten it up all the way and yes pockets that's there to keep it closed

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    Thanks for those pics VashHash, very interesting. thanks for sharing.

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    After watching this video, I think I am fine with the spring being there. Thanks for all the pictures and help!

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    For those of you wondering the detent ball is there to stop the leaf of the comp lock from rubbing on the blade. There is no hole in the blade for that bearing to sit in thus it does not aid in retention. I took one for the team but I don't recommend anyone else take this knife apart just stating that again.

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    This is a masterpiece in engineering... Congratulations to all who worked on the project....For the price sure it's a steal....

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    Pimpers nightmare.

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    So i found some scrap aluminum at work today and made a szabo trainer with it. i'll post pics soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by IG-88 View Post
    Awesome post! Thx for taking one for the team! You just made a lot a people happy! This knife has a lot of parts and I had to study your photos before it all made sense... the spring stuff is crazy and I hope it doesn't wear out to quick. I totally agree these scales will be pita to reproduce.
    +1, Definately thanks for taking one for the team and posting.

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