I've seen some with the red mostly scratched off just from normal use/carry. So it must not be too difficult....?
why not just leave it as is? I don't get it
If it's a killer price does it matter then..?
Scothbrite pad will do the trick. I agree with the "neatness" of a clean tool, but on the other hand its shows character. A tool is meant to be used. Collecting aside that is.