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Required modification to lock securely,
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This review is from: Kershaw Skyline Knife with Textured Black G-10 Handle (Sports)
I love this knife. At first I thought the index nub was weird, but now I don't want a knife without it....it opens with a quick flick.
There was one big problem with my knife. It did not lock securely, and I was able to close the blade, with some gentle force, without pressing the release. There was a bad fit between the base of the blade and the liner locking mechanism. The solution was to take the knife apart, very gently grind the base of the blade and bend the liner lock so it will go into the lock position with more force. Now, the knife has a nice solid snap when it opens, and locks very securely. I was very careful how much I ground off, so the knife has no play when locked.
Awesome sharp blade.
Make sure you verify that your knife locks securely before putting much trust in it.
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2010 1:46:13 PM PST
M. Kato says:
My son's Kershaw Leek had the same problem. I sent an e-mail message to Kai Cutlery/Kershaw Knives about it and was instructed to send the Leek to them. A new Leek was sent to us under the warranty. For those who are not as handy with making the repair that you made, there is an option to send the knife to Kai Cutlery/Kershaw Knives under the lifetime warranty for repair or replacement. My Skyline did not have that problem.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010 9:34:38 PM PDT
James Arouet says:
Definitely sounds like you could have sent it in under warranty. I agree that one should always test the lock to make sure it's secure.
Posted on Jan 8, 2012 9:20:54 AM PST
The Mandylion says:
Any BRAND NEW knife that doesn't lock up right should go right back.
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