I purchased the green krayt sleeve and I do like the look of the sleeve. However, when it comes to function I find it to be too smooth. If your saber is just for display purposes this sleeve is very aesthetically pleasing. But if your saber is more function oriented like mine you may find your grip to be decreased (which could be unsafe for dueling or shows) as I did by using this sleeve during practice. I would've liked to have seen some texturing added for this reason. Maybe by raising a few scales here and there if only by a few millimeters. This would also give the sleeve a nice three dimensional effect as well. Or just some minor texturing of the sleeve as a whole. Scales are a bit rough after all. Of course this would increase the cost of the sleeve but I honestly wouldn't have a problem with that. I believe most of us would happily pay more for that higher quality and functionality. Over all it isn't a bad product, it could just use some improvement.