Hmm, good question. I have my first set of ram's horn scales to apply soon. I don't know how tough they are against bolting forces. I mean... they're evolved to take some serious abuse, but cut into scales are squeezed by bolts? I don't know. I plan to epoxy/pin these to the blade in question. The knife will be for the ritual sacrifice of wood pellet bags for a pellet stove using a sort of kosher-slaughter-style blade, so ram's horn w/ red liners seems appropriate.