My mother passed this buck knife on to me about a year ago. My father used to EDC this knife in the 80's. I remember the day he dropped it and broke one of the scales. My father put the broken knife in his sock drawer and it's been there ever since. About a month ago I was checking out the Buck Knives website and decided to call the "Forever Warranty" dept. to ask how I would go about getting new scales put on the knife. They told me to send them the knife with a note stating that I didn't want the knife replaced. I paid for shipping to them. They paid for the shipping back to me. Since it was my father's knife it was still covered under the warranty. This knife is the Ultima I. It has South Pacific pearl shell scales. My dad would be proud. It's hard to tell from the photos but the pearl is deep and rich. The tolerances are nice and tight and they even cleaned and polished it. To top it all off they sent me a 25% discount card for anything that I buy from their online store.