I would try and put all that energy into getting comfortable with compromise. You could practise with knives and then progress onto things like women.SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:04 pmObviously if you want to shorten the blade or modify it by cutting away excess, unwanted metal, that can be done. But, what if you purchase a Spyderco knife (folder or fixed blade), and are not satisfied with the presently-available blade length, what options are available with present machining technology if you want someone to add more of the same type of steel to it, either to make the blade longer, or thicker, or something else?
Here is an example: Let's say a Spyderco customer goes ahead and purchases a Dragon Fly. He or she loves the design, loves the handle, but, wants a blade that is 3.5 or four or even, say, five inches long. Obviously, Spyderco will not do that at this time. Could they send that Dragon Fly to the proper company and request that they somehow weld or forge and then grind and shape the extra metal to the existing blade?
And if that can be done, would you trust the end product or would it possibly be weaker and not as strong as the originally-manufactured knife? And if it could be done, would you like that option?
Yes yes yes... It's not a "complaint" per se (not at all), but if I could change only one thing about the virtually perfect PM2, it would be to lengthen the blade/equalize the blade-to-handle ratio, and what you've got right there just looks KILLER So is the only issue with your mod that the blade is too long for the handle? The pivot/tang/lockup fits and functions as it should?
Yep I agreeWartstein wrote: ↑Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:21 pm
I would do so on the Stretch 2 and on the Endela too if I could... they could both easily fit 5 or 6 mm more blade in the handle, which I personally would really like (though I have to admit: Just by it´s looks the Endela is perfectly balanced as it is. Functionwise a longer blade would make it even better nevertheless).