You know it may seem stupid or cheesy... but honestly I've never seen a CC baer that didn't look like jims. that to me speaks more then any ad or words.
hard edge wear says look how long I've served, look how often I have been chosen to protect someone's life,I don't get babied I am trusted and expected to perform when I am needed regardless of my condition.
Most would frown or complain about wear like that, but I love it. It's not neglect its a badge of honor.