I did send the BK2 in. And yes, I've since had a few other small issues with Ka-Bar's knives, including a BK&T or two. Just my opinion that the premium you pay for ESEE knives is worth it. Like I said, nothing against Becker knives, I own several, I just wish their manufacturer was different. Curious that my BK12 Ritter has had absolutely none of the issues that any of my Beckers have had...I wouldn't be surprised if it was because it was manufactured by Rowen.