In some ways, it makes it ideal for me as I like to take things apart and change them. If it was spot on already, I would feel a bit wrong changing it! (Although not always)
So, what do I dislike?
The point of the blade is exposed when I have the knife closed. You don't want it to stab you when it's in your pocket!
The end of the tang is left exposed when it's open. The Peasant is available in a range of sizes and I believe that the hole in the end of the tang is designed to take a split ring so you can attach it to your keys. The hole needs to be left exposed to allow it to fully open, if there is something in it.
The handle shape is my next moan. I don't like how it widens at the front of the handle. To me, it makes it feel clumsy.
The final thing I'm not so keen on is the big gap at the front of the handle / back of the blade edge. it's only a minor thing, which I could live with but I figure that if I'm making a new handle, I might as well get rid of it.
I couldn't find any manly screwdrivers but the girly ones were good enough for the job. The knife is held together with two screwed together bolts. It's simple and effective.
At this stage I can highlight the other great part of the construction - the stop pin.
but I can also show why the blade tip was left exposed when closed.
I have some other Peasant knives and they aren't the same as this. I'm sure it was just ground too far back when being produced.
I have marked out with marker pen the metal that I will remove. As well as changing hte blade shape slightly, I'm going to remove some metal from the tang so that it doesn't dig into the palm of my hand. I may shorten the handle slightly to compensate for the shorter blade but I will wait until the blade has been reshaped before I decide.