Cara Cara Blade Rubbing When Closed
When I close my New Cara Cara, I noticed that the belly of the blade at the end, rests on the handle inside. I think it's the piece that holds the spring.
Anyway, I was just wondering if that is normal. I know some knives have extra pins, or a raised part near the hilt that keeps the blade "floating" when closed.
I'm thinking of putting a little piece of felt or cork there, but if it's a defect then I'd prefer to send it back.
You open the knife, it clicks to lock, the lock bar seats flush with the handle end of the blade spine. After that, you press on the spine of the blade and the lock bar lifts back up to the point where the lock releases and the blade will close? Essentially, this is operating like a slipjoint knife?
I don't know what a slip joint knife is, but the lock works fine.
The problem is that the kick is to small and the edge of the blade rests on the inside of the handle when closed.
Normally the edge should not bottom out in the handle, it will blunt the edge and/or mess up the inside, as you say the kick off the ricasso should be the only point of contact. I would consider that a defect, but you will need to contact the seller/manufacturer to say for sure.
Sorry for the hassle. thanx for sending it in.
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No worries, it would be a hassle if I had paid for a knife from a company that doesn't back their product. :-)
it will blunt the edge and/or mess up the inside, as you say the kick off the ricasso should be the only point of contact. I would consider that a defect, but you will need to contact the seller/manufacturer to say for sure.
I got the knife back and I think the letter says there was no defect which is a little confusing.
I'm going to try calling the number Monday to see if I can find out exactly what they did.
I know the clip was replaced and it was sharpened, but I'm not sure they took it apart to see the rubbing.
Also, I'm not sure how to check to see if it's fixed without taking it apart, and I don't really want to void my warranty just yet.
I can still see the notch the blade put in the spring retainer so I know it was rubbing.
Perhaps you could put some acrylic paint on the edge and ensure whether there is a contact point or not.
That is a good idea.
I'll have to try that tonight.