Wow, nice knife!!!! I would like Spyderco to reconsider this collaboration with Mr Viele. I love the Ball lock, but i like bigger blades.
I hope a bigger bladed Ball lock will go into production in the near future!
It is a different version of the ball bearing lock. I have very high hopes for the new BBL, looks like it will be the best Spyderco lock yet. I'm not into SD so I won't be getting it, but I hope the lock does well and makes it onto more conventional designs.
That Viele prototype is amazing. Is the frame titanium? It looks fantastic. It looks like the bb lock would be easier to get at and use than it is on the Dodo. I love the white micarta, too. The only thing I might add would be some light jimping or filework on the spine. That would really set it off. Also, only 2 screws on the clip might not be very stable. The discrete Viele logo is a very classy touch. I like it when the whole logo, text, writing/ branding thing is kept to a minimum. This same knife with colored G10 scales would be pretty sweet. Bright Ferrari red or hunter green G10 with transparent layers would be the coolest.