A very long while ago I purchased a Benchmade Griptilian. I have since used it, but for the past it has been sitting around doing noting, receiving no use. The reason for this is (in my opinion) the hollow cheep feeling handles. What my question to the people like me who dislike the stock griptilian because of its scales: did you start to feel discontent with the scales because YOU noticed that they felt hollow or did you start to feel discontent with them because SOMEONE else noted that the scales were cheep feeling. With me it is because somebody mentioned it at one time. Now, i am not trying to be a copy cat and fit in with the crowd, and this is now my opinion on the knife and not someone else's, but to me ignorance was bliss and once I was alerted to the cheep feeling I agreed with what they were saying, and I no longer appreciated the knife. I am eager to hear your thoughts.