Exactly and it ain't no skinny jeans Levi's either. The only time we put down the lights is when we're putting our hands in bullet-ant mittens. Even then, the Malkoff headlamp holder with 3 MD2 M61SHO stays ready
I haven't had any detailed familiarity with the Malkoff line for very long, but gather that Malkoff once used a more 'conventional' machining for those body surfaces (checkering / knurling), then switched to the surface treatment my fairly new MD2 has. Does anyone who was paying attention at the time recall any comments from them regarding why the change was made / what motivated it?
@knucklegary : From your perspective, do you have insight into what might have motivated that change, from a machining / production standpoint?
Possibly FB followers know what triggered the change. I remember many users here on CPF complaining about the smooth knurling being too slippery under all conditions.
It truly is a shame Gene discontinued old style, instead of offering as an option with deeper sharper knurling.
Btw, less pre ano tumbling on the (pineapple) parts would maintain sharper edges improving grip security. Although, the ano finish would come off those sharp corners faster. No doubt that's why they're tumbled to the extent they are now.