The grips do not bother my hand at all. The first set I made did, so I moved the fillagree, and now it is very comfortable. Some one with a different sized hand would probably not enjoy the feel. It is a pretty agressive seeing too, just to show the 3d concept. Something less portrusive would work for the average person better. A few more people tell me what is a decent price and I will tell you what I told the guy. keep in mind that it was a complete custom order.