I own live gunting n°287, and I am happy with the shiny clip, as I use skunkwork sheath. But I understand the need for a less visible clip. I hate black clips used on gunting, I just cannot bear them.
By the way, I had the chance to handle the blue gunting prototype and I saw it had a bead blast clip.
Wouldn't it be a good alternative to these shiny black clips (I heard you have to send clips to Japan to have them blackened) ??