Yeah makes sense, but come on, we don't pay $220 for a knife with big flaws in it. I'm not talking about "normal" qc stuff. Anyways, I emailed Charlynn if there is anything she could do. Lauren at KW was kind as said that they still had a few milies waiting to be shipped out for people who never got back to them. She said it would be quicker to just deal with Spyderco and that they could fix it. Sure hope so!