Frequently Asked Questions
Each knife is package with an L shaped torx tool. (There is a place for it in the box but it sometimes falls out during shipping so look under the foam packing material if you can’t find yours.)
This shorter end is sized to fit the pivot screw and the longer end is sized to fit the rest of the screws. Each knife is pre-adjusted at the factory but if you find opening your knife a little difficult then loosen the pivot screw a tiny amount and see if that does the job. After periods of extended carry it’s always wise to check the grip and clip screws to make that they are still tight and have not worked loose. It should never be necessary to take the knife apart completely and we would discourage you from doing so.
The knives are pre-adjusted at the factory and should open and close perfectly. In the rare circumstance where the knife is a bit hard to open there are 2 places that could affect this.
The first is the tightness of the pivot screw. If it is a little to tight then loosen it a fraction and see if that does the job.
The second is the detent ball. It’s a little ball mounted in the locking plate that rests in a small indent in the side of the blade. It’s this mechanism that keeps the blade closed and that needs to defeated in order to open the knife. This can be a little tight to start with but does wear in with use after repeated openings. Sometimes some grit can get stuck in there. To clean, open the knife fully and while open press the locking plate as far as it will go against the handle. This will leave you a small gap between the detent ball and the back of the blade. Slide a piece of thin lint free cloth into the gap and run it back and forth a few times. This will lean out any debris that may be there. You can then put the smallest drop of oil on the detent ball and wipe away any excess.
There are two sets of bearings that the knife runs in-between. It’s best to keep these clean and dry. Being an EDC pocket knife it tends to collect a lot of pocket lint which would stick to any oil that is present.
See the section above “How do I make my knife easier to open/close” about oiling the detent ball.
When new the knives can be a little difficult to unlock. This does ease up with use. If you would like to accelerate this process then with the knife open make as if to unlock it but don’t close the blade. Do this 5 to 10 times which will help smooth out where the lock meets the back of the knife.
The blade steel used for this knife makes sharpening relatively easy. Having said this, sharpening is all about technique. There are so many methods and products out there that we wrote a separate article here titled “Sharpening the Honey Badger knife” take a look if you want to know more.