Well, sort of fell into it, since I already had the Haiku and Mule 3V heads, when I decided to get the 6V versions, well, how in the heat of (photo shoot) battle, am I going to tell the difference between the 3 and 6 V versions? The answer was to bead blast the 6V Heads. Don didn't want to go through the time consuming masking process but all I wanted was a straight, no hassle, rougher the better, full-surface bead blast.
So, as it turns out, without any real thought about it, my EDC, working with the dog, ended up being a bead blasted Haiku 6V head and a standard polished 2x123 pak. I wear it on the outside of my arm, so, it is there to be looked at. The reflective difference between the bb surface and polished surface is dramatic. The polished battery pak is yelling, "look at me, look at me" while the bead blasted Haiku head fades into the background of the jacket sleeve.
This also gave me the chance to handle both surfaces while wearing gloves. There is a noticeable difference. The bb surface with gloves has a very good grip. The polished surface is a little less. Sometimes, small things can make a big difference.
The idea for a Makai has only recently come about. Jaqi, the Gordon Setter, is a job. She's a hunting dog and needs lots of daily running work (otherwise, she hunts me in the evening) so we have been going to a local historic cemetery where Jaqi can get a good work out. About the only other folks who show up there are the volunteer grounds people, rarely a grieving family member, the creepy cemetery tourists, and junkies, so, out of the clear blue sky, it is Jaqi v. junkies. Made it an easy decision to go big with a Makai special "tactical." The Jaqi Makai?