Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm talking about the handle scales on most popular pocket knives these days. I never understood why knife makers opt to go with a carbon fiber show side and then make the back end of the knife titanium. Is there a practical reason for it being that way? Is it to cut/add on weight or reduce the price point? I'm asking because I was looking at some carbon fiber knives and there aren't many out there that are full carbon fiber construction. From an aesthetic point of view I just think a knife looks best with uniform carbon fiber or a uniform titanium handle scales. I want to know if there's some underlying reason for it being the way that it is.