Im rather new to the forum but had a bad experience lately. I have posted a modified Cruwear micarta shaman for sale and for trade. The tags have been switched on two occasions to add tags that seem aimed at diminishing the value of the item. My question for the community is “what are people’s thoughts on modified knives?” I see knives as tools that can be changed to be better for some people. That won’t always be seen as an improvement and certainly diminished the resale value as a collectors item. Here is my post from the original posting: “Modified crucarta shaman” I've been very clear that this knife has been modified. It is the first word in the title. I am a fixed blade designer and maker and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make good/great tool even better. I don’t make folders and I leave that to others with more expensive equipment, however I do think that tools can be improved. These improvements will not be an improvement for everyone and that is okay. The work I do certainly diminishes the value as a collector item, but I don’t make or alter safe/drawer queens. I’m posting this for sale for the people out there who want a knife that is modified in ways they might find useful. I’ve been clear about how it has been altered and am posting it at a loss from what I paid with my time put into the piece. I don’t think anyone who wants it as a collector item is interested, and they shouldn’t be. If no one else is interested that’s okay too. It certainly is a better tool for me than what came to me. However, I find myself not carrying it outside my shop because of rules in the towns I live and work in (3” laws). So I’m putting it up on a market for others who want a tool. If you’re not interested, move along. Thoughts from the community?