I like copper stuff, and every time I try to get in on something that is solid copper it turns into a nightmare for the maker. The spot price of raw stock is amazingly volatile, so its hard for someone to set a price when they might have to predict the high end of the market when they go to actually buy it, and risk a competitor undercutting them due to plain luck. Since some like the patina and some don't, you need to have a coating that is also easily removed by the end user, but not so easy that it can be removed with casual handling. Its also way heavier than most people guess, so it plays havoc with balance or feel (depending on the product) I have a solid copper drink jigger that is really amazing, but my copper SAK scales are a pocket anchor. Just different uses, and it changes how the end product feels to the user. I can see why they gave it a shot, and I can see why they would leave it to other companies that might be better suited to it. Honestly, I want my dollars going into the blade and lock, not the scale materials.