I think it's a little funny that the Griptilian is called that when the scales are, IMHO, the weakest part of the knife. Obviously, that's not what Doug Ritter was thinking, and what he changed was the blade shape and material, but when you have a couple different manufacturers making aftermarket scales just for the Griptilians, there are others who are thinking like me. The scales feel so cheap, almost brittle, especially in comparison to layered G10. If it weren't for the superb Axis lock and smooooooth bushings in the pivot, it wouldn't even be worth the $65 I paid for it. Don't get me wrong here - I love this knife, but definitely the scales could use some help.