silenthunterstudios : try sending an Email straight to Jerry or Garth as well as looking for input here. I remember I was going to buy a beautifully modded BM-E that had been given a clip point by Bill Siegel (sp?) who has a very good rep in the knife world. Jerry finally came to my thread and stated that since it was someone outside the Busse Co. it did indeed void the warranty of the knife. But Jerry also told me I could buy it w/ confidence because it was Bill who did the mods.
Maybe you will get a different response than I did because the mod I inquired about was done directly to the blade.
Let us know what you find out. I'd love to see these mods.
Good luck bro.
If you plan on just satin finishing the blade this will not void the warranty as long as you do not use any power equipment (even dremels can screw up the HT if used incorrectly)
If you change the handles out the warranty will still be intact for any non-modified part of the blade. We can not warranty someone elses work, but we do stand behind ours as long as no grinding takes place on the blade.
I hope that helps
black engine enamel paint is pretty darn tough.. kinda shiny though.. dunno if it comes in flat black.Probable put some black paint or such on it..
Cleaned up the micarta a little.
Really feels nice in the hand now.
I really like this knife
I guess I voided my warranty, but I don't think the knife will fail me, so it's okay with me.