The Szabo folder is still in development. The most striking change is the handle material. Another challenge with this huge folder is the self-close mechanism that works separately from the lock.
Spyderco is now considering using a new type of carbon fiber, inspired by ‘lightning strike carbon fiber’. This concept was originally designed by Boeing for use in airplane parts. By weaving strands of metal in with the carbon fiber, the material becomes better protected against…lighting strikes. This is likely not lightning strike CF but ‘Golden Carbon Fiber’. It sure looks striking. The folder was designed as an MBC folder that complements Laci’s method of reverse grip knife fighting.