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Old July 22, 2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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Folding knife...

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I carry a Smith and Wesson Millenium Swat folding pocket knife (full size, half serrated). I love it. Been carrying it every day for 4 years now. I'm not a knife expert by any means, so forgive this newb quesiton.

The knife is getting old and I think that the hinge is getting gritty because there's a lot more friction in the action than when I purchased it. I can still flick it open, and it's not hindering it's use, but I'd like to fix it, make it smooth again.

Question is, can you tear down a (this) folding pocket knife, clean it, and re-grease it? If so, if there anything I should know? What type of grease to use? Things to look out for?

Thanks in advance for any responses I get!
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Old July 22, 2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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I have a first production run S&W SWAT that I have been carrying for almost seven years. I have disassembled the knife and cleaned/lubricated it a few times.

Be sure to use the correct wrench size so you don't strip the screws, or it will be very difficult to disassemble next time. The screws on mine may be a different size than yours, so I can't give you the correct wrench size. Also, be careful not to lose the small parts. There is a very small ball bearing and spring that can be lost very easily. I use white lithium grease to lubricate. The trick is to not use too much, as grease and oil will attract lint and dirt, which kind of defeats the purpose of cleaning the knife.
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Old July 22, 2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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Will S&W rebuild it for you for a good price and then resharpen it? My Benchmade comes with a lifetime shapening and rebuilding warrenty. It does cost $5 but that is for postage only.

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Old July 22, 2005, 01:34 PM   #4
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Sturm / USP

Thanks for the responses. I shapen it myself every two weeks or so on ceramic stones, so that's not too important... but I'll definately look into a rebuild.

If that's a bust, sturm, thanks for the info! Just what I needed.
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