One of the worst things that can happen to a knife enthusiast, is to have an off-center blade in their knife. This is a common problem in pocket knives. Not only does it affect the aesthetics of the knife, but it can also cause the blade to rub against the liners of the knife, making it difficult to use. In this article, we will show you how to fix this issue yourself.

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First, the most common fix for an off-center blade is to tighten the pivot to straighten the blade. This is the simplest and easiest fix that you can try. Simply use a torx screwdriver to tighten the pivot and check if the blade is properly centered. Make sure that the action of the knife is still comfortable and smooth, and that there is no blade play. If the blade is still off-center, you can try the following steps:

  1. Loosen and pinch the pivot: Use a torx screwdriver to loosen the pivot and then use your fingers to pinch the pivot together. This will help to align the blade to the center of the knife.

  2. Loosen frame screws: Use your torx screwdriver to loosen the frame screws on both sides of the pocket knife. Be careful not to loosen them too much as you don't want to completely disassemble the knife.

  3. Apply frame pressure to push the blade into the center: Apply pressure to the side of the frame that the blade is closer to. This will help to move the blade towards the center of the knife.

  4. Tighten frame screws, then tighten pivot: Once you have moved the blade into the center, tighten the frame screws on both sides of the knife while keeping the pressure on. Then, do the same with the pivot.

By following these steps, you should be able to fix an off-center blade in your pocket knife. It's important to note that if your knife is an inexpensive model, this problem may be more common. However, if you've invested in a high-quality piece, you should not encounter this problem often.

If the issue persists, you can also claim warranty depending on the company you bought the knife from. You definitely don't want to settle for an off-center knife if you want to enjoy it. 

Fixing an off-center blade can be a real pain in the you-know-what, but with these easy-peasy steps, you'll be a knife-fixing pro in no time. And remember to take your time, nobody wants to deal with stripped screws or accidental knife injuries - that's a whole other level of frustration. So channel your inner Zen master, and don't let that sneaky blade get the best of you.