greencobra wrote:how does one deal with that rivet?
Yeah,...as mentioned if the "rivet" you're talking about is the stop pin, that is a non issue and comes out easily. However, the lanyard tube IS a rivet in the sense that it is spread out a bit over the G10 scales, and WILL require some effort to work it free by twisting and pulling. (basically you're using the tube to cut through the G10)
The other issue is even when you free one side, you're left with the other side without something to pull against, so you'll have to grab the center of the tube (it's thicker there) with pliers and use something to protect the tube. I used some scrap leather and a pair of pliers that is curved on both sides and toothed for grip, ....but it still took about 15 minuted to free the 2nd scale.
Oh,...and before you even deal with getting the lanyard tube OUT, you will have to address getting the screws free of the "permanent" red Lock-Tite! I used a hair dryer on hot and high near each screw one at a time for about a minute, and then wrapped the HOT knife with a few layers of a towel to keep from getting a burn as I unscrewed each screw.
So changing scales on these is a bit of a chore in getting the knife apart in the first place! Urgh... My Gayle Bradley's,...both 1 and 2, so far have had NO Lock-Tite ever applied, and the lanyard tube is not flaired out to lock it in. The screws on the GB's are much harder also, as they are very tight yet removing them there is no stripping of the torx slots. (and the hourglass shaped standoffs set "into" the SS liners instead of riding on top of them like on the Para 3.