Yeah, I know. I wanted to get my hands on it and see if if it fit me before investing in upgraded scales. I’d been carrying the PM2 all day, and it was there for direct comparison (and to open the package this one came in, lol). It was actually a good comparison, since they both have roughly the same blade and handle size. To me, the TRM felt flimsy compared to the PM2, and the action wasn’t as good. I was already $220 into a used knife, and to put a set of $80 scales on it put me closer to sebenza territory than CRKT, and for that money I’d better really love the knife.CF scales will change the knife dramatically, but they arent cheap, especially when you’ve already decided to move on.
I sold my ZT 0470 a couple of weeks ago for the same reason (not because felt flimsy, but because I didn’t love it enough to keep that much money tied up in it). In fact, that money went into this knife. And this money is already in a Spideychef. I’m sure I’ll be posting my thoughts on that one when it arrives, but so far no knife that I’ve spent more than $150 on has made it into my permanent collection.