I have been experimenting recently with different scales on my favorite knife - the Spyderco Para 3. I really dig this little knife. I like the size, the blade shape, the compression lock, and I especially like how many different variants there are out in the wild - both stock and modified. I just don't seem to get bored with the Para 3, and I can't say that about too many things. Many of you likely share this sentiment about offerings from Benchmade, Buck, Case, CRK, WE, etc. I don't have anything against those great companies, and if your favorite is one of them, then I'm happy you've found what fits you. Knives are great! This little post, though, is about my own experience and is a way for me to share some feedback on the different scales I've used, particularly on the Para 3. These knives were worked on by yours truly. I use WIHA tools, and recommend them for anyone who has the desire to modify their knife(s). This post was meant to foster discussion and perhaps educate a potential shopper. I'm willing to learn from others and appreciate different perspectives. Maybe there's a scale type out there I haven't tried, yet. Believe me, if I can bolt it onto a Para 3 I will give it a carry.