Originally Posted by GB
Maybe you got a defective one. There is no trick to mine. It is as easy as anything can be.
I use the knife safes GB linked.
I hold the knife handle in one hand and use the thumb and forefinger finger of my other hand to release the two latches one at a time. The knife safe slips away and I'm ready to go. Not quite as easy as slipping the knife out of a simple sheath, but not an issue either.
Rob: I have those little smudge marks on my blades and never keep then in a particularly warm place.