Ok, so a little while back I posted a thread asking for suggestions for a "Gentlemans knife" http://edcforums.com/threads/help-me-chose-a-new-uk-folder.102449/#post-1372560 and while I feel I will eventually go for the Enzo, I thought I'd have a play with a knife I already had. I like the Boker XS, it fits me well but the blade is so on the limit of what is legal so a Police officer could declare it illegal which would result in hassle for me. So initially I shortened the Boker blade, perhaps a little excessively into a sub 2" wharncliffe / lambs foot (not sure where it sits). But it still looked... A bit aggressive as it was all black. So I bought some brass sheet and some oak scale blanks and set to it. image by Simon_Knight73, on Flickr I copied the original handle shape onto card and then altered it, fitting in with what I had in mind. Slightly enlarging then finger area and making a second choil for the middle finger which is where the thumb studs sit. image by Simon_Knight73, on Flickr While it was apart I polished the spring, and the edges of the brass liners. I need to revisit this as there are some tool marks still visible. image by Simon_Knight73, on Flickr The handle was shaped by hand. image by Simon_Knight73, on Flickr The shortened blade was polished to a satin finish (mostly because my dremel slipped a few times and the sharp blade cut the polishing pad to a stump before I was finished ) image by Simon_Knight73, on Flickr Fits well in the hand, the slightly thicker handle and the extra finger grove helps grip. It's not quite finished, I need to finish polishing the blade, I'd like a different thumb stud (I've seen a brass one that looks nice) and also to oil the oak, but I'm pretty happy with it.