Okay, first let me start off by saying that I am a huge Benchmade fan. I own several of their knives, love the designs, and the fit and finish of their blades. I have always had excellent experiences with their customer service and knife warranties and it is the reason I keep buying their products. That being said, I have ordered 3 Benchmade knives in the last 2 months, each one of them has had a problem. The first knife, a Benchmade 470 Emissary was missing one of the screws on the Axis lock bar. The second knife, a Benchmade 940 Osborne was less than sharp, not to mention a couple minor scratches on the handles. The third knife, which I just received today, a Benchmade 860 Bedlam has terrible blade centering and rubs on the side of the liner. I tightened the pivot screw and it does nothing, just to get the blade from rubbing, the screw has to be tightened almost all the way which makes blade deployment very very slow. I know if I contact Benchmade they will fix these issues, but only after I pay for postage, insurance, return shipping, and wait between one and two weeks. Is it too much to ask for a blade (usually costing between $125-$225) to not have these kind of issues? I have always considered Benchmade to be the best in the business when it came to quality control and fit and finish, but maybe they are not as good as they used to be. Has anyone had any problems recently with their new Benchmade knives? I am wondering if this is just some freak coincidence or if others have been having similar experiences. I will be sending these knives in to be serviced by Benchmade ( I already got my 470 fixed), but I wanted to bring up this issue and see what everyone thinks.