We knew this version of the Southard was coming, and it was nice to see it in the flesh! Or more accurately, to see it in steel.
Apart from the all-black hardware, the texture on the G-10 was also different from the first version of the Southard. The very grippy brown G-10 has been replaced by a much smoother (regular) black G-10 pattern on the all-black Southard. It should make the knife much easier to draw from -and put back in- your pocket.