Blade opened about 90 degrees, and just cleared the top of my pocket.
Thanks, I think the recovery should be fine and relatively quick. My only worry is that a friend contracted a MRSA strain here last year. So far, no signs of a problem, but the doc and I will be keeping a close watch on it.
Edit: Meanwhile, went looking for a decent knife pouch today. Didn't find what I wanted, but did find a nice 8 Hook tool (with pouch) for cutting straps, etc. Figure I'll pair that up with my 5" SOG Spec Elite folder, and just avoid the spring-assist issue entirely.