I removed the spring from a Kershaw Shallot, I didn't like having an AO knife. I applied superlube to the assembly and I reassembled the knife so that it still had the tension bar's sheetmetal liner guide piece but I left the tension spring out. Blue loctite was applied to all the torx screws. First of all, I am not sure if that was a good idea to keep the guide in or if I should have left it out. Will the additional tightness kill the paper-thin sheet metal guide over time? Secondly, What is an appropriate amount of torque for the hinge? If its too tight will it gradually wear the bead blast finish down excessively? I want things to be fully reversible in case I sell it later. Thanks.