Pros: Fit, None
Surprisingly Comfortable and Well Priced
Bought the Eskabar a year ago and modded an Izula micarta handle to fit. When I ordered the new D'Eskabar- the Eskabar in D2 steel, I picked these up as well. Turned out it was a good news- bad news situation. Surprisingly, the scales did not fit the D'Eskabar. On closer examination, I saw that the cutouts (presumably made by waterjet) in the D2 version are much more angled than the 1095 version- ie the holes are slightly larger on one side than the other. Fortunately, I was able to take the Izula scales and fit them to the D'Eskabar, and put the Becker scales on my orginal. (I assume I could also have modded Becker scales to fit the D'Eskabar with a Dremel, but didn't bother once I saw the Izula scales simply snapped in place.) Once attached, I was quite please with their comfort and ergonomics. Bottom line, these are a great buy for the Eskabar, but don't expect them to fit the D'Eskabar out of the box.