I got this knife a couple months ago, and started playing with it. I have not been easy on it at all. It is holding up great, and I think its time to make it "mine"... Here is what it looked like when I got it. It had one of the factory plastic sheaths that I didnt care for at all. So, I sent it off the J. Williams for a new set of pants. He did an awesome job! When I got it home, It looked way too "black" to me. I polished the cutting edges, and I liked it better. But it was still a little too black for my tastes...Only one way to fix that... Fast forward to today and the "thumb ramp" gave me a blister while carving a spoon. So Im working on smoothing it out some. More pics to come after the (slight) re-profile, more sanding, and a final polish. .