Sorry for not seeing this post sooner. I don't have a finished Kootenai to show but I can show a Kootenai blank next to a finished Salish if you would like.
As to preference, I like them both. The Salish is lighter and a little smaller. If you want to carry light then the Salish would be great, but if you want something a little heavier you might want to think about the Kootenai. Though, either one will do what you need it to do.