I have no complaints on the 2 bokers I have. One is a fixed blade my brother gave me years ago. I've used it a couple of times but it more or less stays put up. The other is a strike my g/f gave me 2 years ago that is my edc and has been well used. I've had to replace the spring once but I don't blame that on the knife. Since they can't sale autos here I know that was a 2nd party conversion and Boker has no control over that.