Look at my sig. I have a Karni the same way.
I was talking to a friend at WGP, the Karnis at least, were never meant to be sold to the public. There only 10 of them done in this style and he referred to it as an "anno". That's why the Karnis done in this fashion don't have any serial numbers on the back. There are other Karnis floating around without serials tho, so this is no big deal.
They were sold in a package deal to avillage last year. I bought mine in June'ish of 06. The first one I had was having issues so I had to send it back. The entire gun for the most part including the steel braid hose were done in this fashion. The second one I received in only had the top half of the gun done in this fashion.
My experience is that it is semi-resilient to things. I definately would not recommend using any tools on it though as I have a small bit that's chipping on mine (very unnoticeable). It almost seems like a polymer paint job, however the detail is very very intricate. Mine has last through about 30 full days at the field with no scratches or peeling though. My shot counter on my gun reads well over 75,000 shots.
So to the facts, is it anno? No, it's not.
Is it resilient? To an extent, but you have to take care of it.
Is this possible via anno? I don't know, but I highly doubt it for the level of detail
I would definately snatch it up.
As for the barrel, I had to debate between a Stiffi or a Sly. I went with the Sly not only for some performance reviews I read on it, but also because it seems to match the gun much much better (especially without the yellow part of the Stiffi barrel).
If you would like, I can take pictures of my gun with the Sly after being WELL used so that you can see the wear 'n tear this carbon fiber/graphite has taken.
This gun is definately a head-turner if you give a $hit about things like that
Ultimately, I LOVED the way it looked, and I'm the one shooting it. Who cares what anyone else thinks, right? Right!