I have an early Executive with the single-leaf spring scissors that needs new scales. The original scales are gone, but the knife is in great shape otherwise so I'd like to try to save it. I've watched some videos on how to do this and it looks simple enough, but I have two questions and I'm hoping a more experienced modder could help.
1. Source of scales. Other than trawling eBay, is there a reliable source where one can simply order a new set of genuine VSAK scales?
2. Specific to the Executive, is it advisable to use some kind of adhesive when installing the new scales? I know it seems like anathema, but the rivets that hold the scales on are located at the ends of the knife (ie, there's no rivet in the middle) and I've seen executives with "bowing" scales on them. Is there a good way to prevent this with this particular knife?
Thanks for any help you may be able to offer!