Man, now you got me thinking...... Just have to throw in my two cents here. If corrosion resistance is the issue you are worried about a patina will protect the SR-101 just fine in my experience. One of my first two Busse's (Kin) is a custom satin RatManDu (300 made) black G10 that had been in Hawaii for years for all I know. It has no rust on it. Given it now lives in CO. All I am saying is that is my experience with this one knife a patina on SR-101 can survive Hawaiian salt air.....which by the way I couldn't believe the poor cars . This coming from a native Virginian. So why am I saying all this. I love the look of wood and different grain patterns. The machining marks on the SwampComp finish look like grain lines in wood to me. It looks awesome. There are some fantastic close ups somewhere on here. Love my MegaRat SwampComp maroon. Was literally just thinking about getting some citrus/acidic food to get a patina going. So far just some pine sap seems to have done a little something here and there. So should I get another cause I am in total agreement with you. I have a 2016 RW which I love (Handle!!). Was just thinking this morning how the Mega is heavier yet may feel lighter?! More testing needed . I think I like the MRW handle even more. Seems thinner around the index finger than the 2016 and I love it. The rounded edges...wow. Never held any Nuclear MeltDown knives but I'm guessing it is similar. Now should I order a Green Canvas/Desert Sage!?