I was extremely happy to receive my orange textured scaled Tsarap. It is a substantial knife that fits either hand very comfortably and securely. The blade opens smoothly and locks tightly with no play. The balance feels perfect for a using knife. The handle allows for gripping in a variety of positions securely and is big enough to use while wearing gloves. The blade came razor sharp and the grind is excellent. The spine is thick enough to allow confidence in a working or EDC knife, but thin enough to allow for fine work. The design accepts a guiding finger for very precise work and there are no sharp edges to cause rough spots. The blade is an excellent cutting design and I have been a fan of D2 for many years. I chose the orange scales for visibility when setting the knife down both in the woods and at work, but I love the feel of the scalloped texture which feels perfect when positioned at different angles. I liked the knife enough that I ordered a second to carry in my left pocket. I could not be more pleased with the knife and feel it is worth several times the selling price based on materials, quality, fit, and finish.