I'm new as a participant in this forum, but thought you may appreciate (or at least enjoy) this true story.
I had been looking at the Dodo for some time and thinking that I would get one someday. When it became official that the Dodo was going extinct, I decided to buy several of them. So, after making the decision to buy I was poking around the forum and landed on Axlis' posting titled Blue DoDo! (12/08/05). Axlis has some great pictures there...take a look if you haven't. Anyway, my wife happened by the computer and noticed the blue Dodo. Much to my surprise, she fell for it. You might say she was sypder bitten by the Dodo.
I couldn't believe it! You see my wife is a sophistacted lady. She is a trained classical pianist, she likes the theater, reads high-end literature, and in many ways she's just "uptown."
I, on the other hand, am just a plain country boy. I drive my old Massey-Ferguson tractor around, shoot my muzzleloader, and read Louis Lamour. I'm unsure what attracted her to me...at least I'm assuming there was (and is) some attraction. But I never dreamed my sophistacated lady would fall for a spyderco knife. The Dodo got her, though.
This was my chance to start molding this "uptown" lady. The next day I was on the telephone ordering a blue Dodo (sort of like Axlis did for his wife). She doesn't know it yet, but she will have her own Dodo under the Christmas tree.
Who knows, I may have her driving the old Massey-Ferguson yet. We farm boys do have a way with the women you know.
Anyway, I am expecting the Dodo knives that I ordered to arrive tomorrow...her blue one in the bunch. Who knows, the Para-Military that is in my pocket now may be displaced by the Dodo (I really do think the Dodo will work well around the farm).
I'll let you all know how my sophistacated lady reacts to the Dodo. In the mean time, say a prayer that she likes it as much as she did Axlis' pictures.
Have fun and stay sharp!