Well the brown truck dropped off my birthday present from Spyderco, albeit a couple days late but then the brown truck doesn't deliver on Saturdays AFAIK (so I'll let it slide this year Sal
I'd been looking forward to this one for a while: 2 7/8" blade of S30V. G10 handle with a heavy stainless steel backspacer. Low-profile darkened wire clip in tip-up, ambidextrous. The slipjoint mechanism is very simple, as the backspacer is also the backspring.
This one is bound to appeal to a lot of Calypso Jr. lovers, and I believe that Sal considers it an evolution of the Calypso design. The blade profile is a little different, like a cross between the Para and the Jr.
The knife has some solid resistance to opening, and 20# resistance to closing. I can't imagine this opening in anyone's pocket, or even those Canadian customs guys managing to flick it open.
If you want a linerlock-like easy open, then this isn't the knife for you. The opening is smooth, but a bit stiff. Like a lockback it will snap closed for the first inch of travel.
Back when I first saw the proto I pestered Sal about producing a locking version, but now that I hold the finished product in my hands, I think it is fine the way it is. I wonder now if light duty folders (which is how I use my EDC pocket knives) really need locks.