Woke up this morning and went to use my #73. It literally won't open. It seized up. I applied some lube and it open, but much harder now. I looked down inside the backspacing and there's a dent in it. I contacted GEC and am sending it in for repair and/or replacement. I had to do this for my #71 which came to me with a wobbly blade. Oh well. Hopefully they can loosen the backspring or replace it and not screw the knife too much up in the repair process.