New Ka-Bar Folder opens too hard

New Ka-Bar Folder opens too hard

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    New Ka-Bar Folder opens too hard

    Hi,

    I bought a Ka-Bar Mule Folder with the serrated edge. I'm happy with it, but its too difficult to flick open, I have to "whip" it down to open it.

    Is there any way to loosen the blade up so that is opens easier?


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    With a T1, T2, T3, T? screw driver you can loosen the hex screw(s) 'slightly'...oil well...it will loosen.
    Actually, with operation and oil, it should loosen on its own.

    Additional Note: Be sure to have a box of bandaids available when you work on it.
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    Alright, thanks for the recommendations. I keep working on flicking it, it's a bit harder than the other knives I've used, but I'm building up a nice callous.

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    It will loosen eventually, but be prepared to put a few layers on that callus. I've had mine for about six months and it still doesn't open as easily as I would like.
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    +1 on the break in. I used some Militec Grease on it and that smoothed things out nicely.

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