Cool looking, but I don't see it being much of a user...which is a shame with that 20CV steel it has. I'd just use BD1 if it were strictly for looks. Regardless, I like it though. Always know when the internals need to be cleaned!
21 's in 14 different steels
1- Zero Tolerance 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Benchmade 940 (BHQ Exclusive/M4)
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
I too would love clear scales (who doesn't like seeing the worky gubbins?)
But there was a post about white micarta and G10 where I made the comment that these were a 'mank attractor'* and end up minging pretty fast:
Every bit of of fluff, lint, and stuff from your pocket will be immediately visible jammed between the scales
Plus- the more optically clear the plastic- the more quickly it will look battered from scratches and dinks.
Warhammer 40000 is- basically- Lord Of The Rings on a cocktail of every drug known to man and genuine lunar dust, stuck in a blender with Alien, Mechwarrior, Dune, Starship Troopers, Fahrenheit 451 and Star Wars, bathed in blood, turned up to eleventy billion, set on fire, and catapulted off into space screaming "WAAAGH!" and waving a chainsaw sword- without the happy ending.
I am still waiting on a translucent orange Manix (yellowish orange would be neat).
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Follow the Christ, the King,
Live pure, speak true, right wrong, follow the King--
Else, wherefore born?" (Tennyson)
As mentioned above, if it's actually carried and used then every bit of dirt or dust it encounters is gonna get trapped in there and make it look pretty gross after a while. That being said, it does look gorgeous. Very nicely done.