Hello, Spyderco forums!
I've been a big fan of Spyderco knives for a little while now, and this is my first post on the forums so far.
A good buddy of mine picked up a Native 4 a couple of months ago. However, he dropped it at work on a military base, which was pretty much all gravel. The knife is fine, with the exception of the tip snapping off. He just decided to order a new one, and he offered to send me the one with the snapped tip, in case I wanted to do anything with it.
Now, I haven't modified a knife before, though I have always had an interest in trying it. Considering this knife isn't costing me anything, I figure it would be a good guinea pig, as well as a nice customized knife when I'm finished.
So far, my ideas are grinding down the top of the blade stock near the tip to make it a reverse tanto and clean up the tip problem, stonewashing the blade and rounding off the FRN portion of the finger choil in order to make it more ergonomic.
Do you guys have any different ideas you think would look cool or interesting, and make the knife a bit more comfortable in the hand? The ideas I posted earlier are really just some thoughts. I think when it's finished, this knife would make a nice beater blade. My main priority is fixing the tip, all the other stuff is just for fun and is secondary.
Thanks in advance.