I just got a carbon fiber chaparral this week, was super stoked about it. When I first opened it, it had a sort of gritty feel to it but that has smoothed itself out. However the tang grinds against the liner around the finger choil area and makes an audible noise when opening. This only occurs when opening one handed with the thumb hole, but not very much pressure is required to make the noise. My other knives with steel liners such as the sage 1, g10 dragonfly, and sprint g10 manix do not suffer from this problem. Also the blade seems ever so slightly bent. If you place the lay the blade against something flat, on its left side both the ricasso and the point of the blade touch the surface it is laying on, and on its right obviously the point does not touch the surface as it angles slightly upwards. It's a knife, made of metal parts, so am I being anal about the grinding? It does not seem characteristic of my other spyderco blades though.
Thanks for any info.