How should the knife open

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How should the knife open

Post by Bagman » Tue Jun 18, 2002 8:53 pm

I recently bought my first switchblade(an italian stilleto.) Should it automatically snap out to the lock position or does it require some wrist action(liking snapping the wrist) for it to go to the lock position. I like the knife and it fits real well in my pocket.


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Post by the spotlight kid » Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:43 pm

Hi Bagman, welcome.Yes your switch should fire fully open and lock without any wrist assistance,every time.If not send it back as a reject!Automatic means fully automatic!Maybe try some oil. :idea: Cheers the spotlight kid.

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Post by majorsteve » Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:44 pm

Mr. Bagman

The knife should open with a vicious snap into the full locked position. If it's new it might need to be worked a little bit. Try adding a drop of machine oil into the friction areas and try firing it open about fifty times and see if that helps. Also, hold it firmly and don't let it torque in your hand. If it's still not locking open easily after fifty tries one of the experts on this forum can give you some additional advice. It's probably just new and real tight. Hopefully it will eventually loosen up a bit and be one of those switchblades that has a nice tight blade with no play in it.

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