I ended up liking the Ocelot much more than I would have thought from seeing it in the catalog, but I stand by my earlier comments on the pawprints. They do give it character, but cleaning gunk & grime out of them would take more than just a stream of hot water or a toothbrush, at least for me, to do a thorough job. If the knife is marketed for outdoors use, potentially on animals, blood & other tissue will work into those tiny holes, and it'd get a lot messier than I'd like a knife to be.
For regular everyday use, not as much of an issue.
Very good design, one of their best, overall. :thumbup: