Our knives are made to last for years, but like any tool, knives require occasional maintenance. Using the tools provided, we recommend tightening the screws from time to time and cleaning the inside after extensive use. While we do provide tools for you to maintain your knife, we don't necessarily recommend taking your knife apart for curiosity's sake. If you need replacement parts or tools, you can purchase them from shop.chrisreeve.com.
WHEN SHOULD YOU TAKE YOUR KNIFE APART?
If the action becomes sticky Most of the time, this issue can be solved taking the knife apart, giving it a good clean, and re-applying a small amount of fluorinated grease. If the action isn't as smooth as you'd like it to be right out of the box, give it some time to break in. You can help speed this process up: read about breaking in new knives.
After extended use We recommend cleaning your knife after long periods of use or contact with substances, like oils and acidic substances.