Yep, that is a mod, so not a fake in the sense of a counterfeit designed to deceive the buyer. Not sure how they can sell a mod a "new" since to doing the mod makes the knife "used" in a sense.
Not every choiless knife needs a choil, not every knife with a choil needs it removed. Not every big knife needs a Lil' companion.
Wharnie for the whin!
Friends call me Jim. As do my foes.
Used to be JR in CT with a much earlier join date.