I really like SOG knives. While the Zytel handles are durable and less expensive to produce than micarta or G-10, I find their texture very natural, much like grabbing a prickly green pine cone! I wish that SOG would offer upgraded handle scales for the Team Leader. It would look great with micarata or G-10 scales. Becker did that with their line, but they are out of business. In the mean time, I sanded the scales on my new 440C version. It feels better to me and still grips well. Not as pretty as micarta, but it works for me. So far, I have left the wonder steel version alone.