Received y Xancudo today. I don't know when I've been so happy with a purchase. I didn't like the color of the scales from all the pics but in person I think they are great. I have an orange CR2.5 and a 3 and the Xancudo is slightly more subdued but will still be plenty visible when laid down. The texture of the scales is perfect. Blade shape is spot on and just the length for an every day knife and 99% of tasks. This has to be the sharpest ESEE that I've purchased. Arm hair seems to sever before being touched by the blade. I think these fixed Xancudos and the JG3 are the two ESEE knives that deserve more respect.