Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! ... All told, I'd of course rather the knife look (even) better in person than in pictures than t'other way around(!), but it is admittedly frustrating that I can seldom make the camera 'see' what I do(!). Even when the knife is spot-on through the viewfinder/screen, the final picture almost always shows something different. I've never run into anything quite like this before! It's not just that I don't prefer purple knives (ahem), it's that the handles on this 'falcen have a subtle beauty I can seldom convey, shimmer and shade and depth in a delicate BLUE. The whole handle 'moves' in the light.... I have the best success in lower-light settings and weird angles. Sometimes this works for pictures of this knife, too. ~ P.