I rotate my carry spydies frequently, that way it takes a lot longer to collect dings and scratches etc... . I also know the limits of my knives, they don't cut stuff that's harder than the bladesteel. Flashlight and phone go in their separate pockets with no other stuff in it, that helps too. I also enjoy cleaning and maintaining my gear every so often. Also, the way this pic is shot, with the lighting, it hides a lot of smaller scratches. Furthermore, photoshop.