I bought 2 new Brooks leather saddles (B17 Standard) and one of them has a bit of a problem. The bottom edge of the saddle, in the middle where it slightly rubs against my inner thigh, has a raised edge on it. It's like a burr on the edge of a knife. To the point that it actually wore a hole in my old (thin) riding shorts today. Ugh! I don't think I noticed it really before today since my regular riding shorts are thicker lycra and I just didn't feel it, but it's obviously wearing hard at that spot on my shorts.
My other saddle (same model) doesn't have this edge, the bottom edge of the saddle is smooth.
This edge has to go, but I don't know how to do it properly and not screw up my saddle. Can I file it off, or sand it? Or just sort of carefully cut it off with a knife? I have a tin of proofide, so I can put some on the newly exposed surface after I cut that edge off.
I'm leaving on a tour in a week so I don't have time to return it for a new one, and it's getting fairly broken in at this point so I don't want to start all over anyways!