It's exactly what you expect it to be. The texture is nice and aggressive to really grip your hand. The protective Peel Ply is tough to get off. I finally had used a heat gun with a prying tool after the handles were made to get it off. Simply prying it didn't work at all. Am I complaining? No. It stayed on during milling operations which was an initial concern.Very happy with the end product. Lastly, it is indeed orange. You can't lose a knife with this color handle on it!
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) DL from GA.