+1 If I REALLY wanted one, I would have to get the lockbar polished, and the outside of the clip done. It wouldn't be possible to match the factory polish, then it would still drive me nuts for being inconsistent. Therefore I just skip it! The argument about grip is hard to make when the side your finger tips are on is all polished ti and smooth wood. I think it would be fair to say the polished surface w/ wood/ivory is for looks, not function.