While the Kirinite scales are aesthetically wonderful, I have to be completely honest here and mention that the durability is pretty questionable. I've had the scales installed on my Hogue Deka clip point for about a month now, and a couple small pieces of the jimping have already fallen off. However, I would be remiss if I didn't mention OG's customer service. Cathy was very transparent about the scales properties, and even went so far as to issue a refund without any requests for one. I actually purchased these scales to try and keep the one's that came on the DLT trading exclusive in good condition so this wasn't a huge concern for me, but for those looking for extreme durability may want to look into lexan or ultem. I'm also someone who uses their knives often so I expected some damage eventually, so it may not effect you if this is just going to be a display piece. Although this was my first purchase with OG, this incident has not deterred me at all from purchasing from them in the future. 99.9% of the time customers are extremely happy with their aluminum or titanium scales, I just happened to decide on a different material that OG was experimenting with. Anyhow, I hope this information helps someone with their purchase. They are quite beautiful, but be aware these scales just aren't equipped for hard use.
I was really excited to get my kirinite OG scales, but ended up wasting my money and being disappointed. The pivot hole for the show-side scale is literally just a giant hole, rather than having a small lip that fits under the pivot screw like the original scales. So when you install the OG scales, there’s not enough material to fit in the pivot screw so the entire pivot is loose and the blade is uncentered and loose. It’s an obvious design flaw from a manufacturer that doesn’t care. DO NOT BUY.
I almost didn’t order these scales, because I feel like the pictures on the website are decent, but don’t really showcase how amazing these scales are in person. Insanely light, even lighter than the polymer ones that came with the knife, but these are much more sturdy feeling and look amazing. With a shine and sparkle that I wasn’t expecting. Looks different from every angle. Would definitely recommend. I also bought the Aluminum scales for a knife I’m giving as a gift, and while those are still excellent, these are definitely worth the extra money in my opinion.