Look mom, new pants! I've always loved this blade shape, one of Spyderco's finest IMO, but never bonded with the orange peel finish on the scales. So I reached out to @WValtakis on BF and asked him to knock down the orange peel and put on a bead blast/stonewash finish. This is the result...fabulous work. Thank you Chip!
Also I was on my way to deleting the ungainly large flipper tab, but I like flippers so I decided to first try reducing and reshaping it myself. Now it has a more balanced appearance and more importantly it works!
Plays nicely with the Swayback too.