There were some Elvias with black blades for sale in the Lost and Found/Vault section of the website on Friday, although they only lasted a hot second before they were gone. Going to be curious to see if mine comes serial numbered, or if the black ones were an un-numbered experiment or something.
Hrrm, stonewashed sounds good too. I was torn on the black Elvias as well, the QC seems to get better on the Elvias with each run, so it was a toss-up. Worst case scenario, I doubt I'll have much trouble finding someone willing to swap.