This is the 2nd Boker I ordered from here and both product packages were opened with slight handling marks (signs). Both needed some tuning to open properly but it shouldn't need it if it's new. *Edit* Got a quick response for reasons why it was already opened (seals were broken) and it makes sense. For the price, it wasn't a big deal but something to note. I had to expand the opening by the hilt that seemed to rub against the blade, slowing the opening action. I used a small screwdriver wrapped in a thin cloth to pry it open just a touch and now it's very snappy. If this is half as tough as it's reviewed, I'll be very happy.