ChapmanPreferred wrote:I'm fairly certain that this would be considered a request for custom work. I do not believe Spyderco takes that kind of request.
I've requested a slightly shorter blade before with some other very-well-known companies and have been refused. Quite frankly, the only way to get the company to do it...is to snap the tip off of your knife and then send it in. Sounds like a crappy thing, but they won't touch it otherwise, even if you are happy to pay their "custom" fee. I suppose they are too busy to start doing custom work anyway.
I have a belt sander, so could try to knock the tip down "from the spine." I have almost zero experience with that sander for metal, so what grit and type of belt should I look for? It's a 4" from Sears; much larger than what is needed, but all that I have.
Thanks. I run into the 3" legal length situation all of the time when I'm trying to gift to grandkids in certain states.