I received my second XL Espada G-10 with a Tri-Ad lock that doesn't want to release unless depressed against the edge of a table. There are several CS knives in my collection with this same lock, and I do like the design. But I also like to be able to close the knife without a fight, especially one so big and sharp. I've got a new L Espada, a Collosus, an XL Voyager, and an XL Talwar that close smoothly, so why not the XL Espadas? I've got one more on the way, and then I give up on them. Yes, I can sent them to the factory for adjustment, but I've got a Luzon there now, and I'm told that it may be 2 months turnaround time. I love the Tri-Ad lock design and CS knives, but maybe a little more QC is in order? I'm not trying to throw stones, as I really am an incurable CS fan.