So, I finally gave in. A Para 3 Maxamet is in the mail and should be here in a few days The PM2 was one of the first quality knives I bought. I liked everything about it except the length. Partly it was larger than I needed for EDC, but the grip was also way larger than required for my quite narrow hands. The compression lock, smooth action and grippy G10 was no less than addictive, so when the rumors of the Para3 reached a point where I felt an official release was approaching, I sold my PM2. I was so sure it would be the right knife for me. Then it dropped, and for someone that was anticipating a PM2 that was significantly more geared toward smaller hands and ease of carry, the result looked underwhelming. I still haven't held one in my hand, but judging from video reviews it seems the stupidly large lanyard tube with its just as stupid placement adds more length to the handle than what is required to protect the blade. So, for anyone who bothered to read this far, my question is if anyone know about aftermarket scales that gets rid of the lanyard tube and thus shortens the scale and grip area accordingly? Material is of less importance; G10, micarta or CF are all just fine. Price... yeah, I don't have an unlimited budget for this, but I really want to get it right, so I´ll be willing to stretch a bit. I have sleeping accounts on Blade forums and the Spyderco forum that might be better suited for questions like this, but this is my home turf, so I´m trying here first ;-) Again, sorry for the lenghty post, I really don´t know how to make them short. It’s a real problem.