I have here two Recon 1s (don't ask why), both from the same retailer, purchased a week apart. Both the newer versions with S35VN. The first has the pants-ripping, overly rough-textured G10 scales that the Recon 1 is known for. The second has much much smoother G10 scales, textured much like other knives. The difference is obvious in the pics. Everything else about the knives (and the boxes they came in) are identical to my eyes. Does anyone know if Cold Steel changed the G10 scales on the Recon 1 recently? It would make sense because the original rough texture has been the biggest popular complaint of the series. I just need to know because I have to send one back. If I have a clone, how else would I know?