My SA called saying he has a Black VL Kelly with gold hardware available. I have been holding out ordering a kelly 'cause I did not know whether I should purchase one in the very elegant and traditional box or something that can handle a bit of weather. HELP, I need opinions. My SA says the kelly is still in plastic in the box and he will hold it until I see it. What should I do -- I neeeeeeeed everyones help and opinions. Ohmigosh, I did not even ask if it was rigide or souple. P.S. It will be my first kelly.