I only have the Delica, and like the laminated. I don't think I would care either way. I really like the shiny steel, then the SB patina line, then the SB shiny edge. It looks neat, and the patina showing up on the spine and on the inside of the Spydie hole look neat too. I like the contrast. I would love to get the Caly 3.5 in SB and don't think I would mind at all having the full SB.