Joined your forum when my Delica4 was surprisingly deemed "unrepairable" and Spyderco graciously offered me the $179.95 MSRP to replace it from the 2014 catalog. I had sent that "well-loved" Foliage Green G-10 Delica4 in to be sharpened (mostly)....so that clearly shows you how much I knew about high-end pocket knives.
You may remember my five threads (out of control!) from last month. Well, you all patiently answered my questions, offered wise (almost used "sage," almost) advice, generously shared not only your opinions but also your personal experiences. With your accepting friendly attitude and vast knowledge about knives with a round hole in the blade, you encouraged this knife newbie to learn more. To appreciate. To discuss. Ya got me hooked too!
I may not amass a treasure trove of glorious Spydercos like many of you -- due not only to restrictive-knife-fund-issues, but an overwhelming anticipation of a pricey sprint run of a gorgeous, exotic LEFTY-specific Spyderco _________. (wishful thinking only, sorry fellow lefties.) Anyway, having fewer does not mean I appreciate Spydies any less.
With that said... I HAVE ONE!
And one on the way! Suddenly they're children???
Well... meet my kids:
2013 Forum Native
(still very much being babied)
Thanks for graciously parting with one of your beloved twins, Paul.
Caly 3.5 Black G-10
(my LEFT hand is expecting next week-ish)
Thanks to Spydercos W&R Dept., the "credit" they issued and $30 begrudgingly tapped from my Lefty-Specific Spyderco Knife Fund.
Thanks to all, but special gratitude to the following ENABLERS: RadioactiveSpyder, Apophis, The Deacon, bh49, Evil D, LC KId, phillipsted, xceptni, DougC-3, 3rdGenRigger, RanCoWeAla, timlara, Revival, Bierv, gbelleh, Lefty.Mike, razorsharp, JNewell, senorsquare, fanglekai, billy blade, kbuzbee, Spydersense, Strong-Dog, bearfacedkiller, dgebler,this_is_nascar, Mr. Blonde, sal....
Listing names...not my best idea. (Sorry, I no doubt left off some of you who helped me, directly or indirectly.) Just wanted to take the time, as you ALL certainly did that and more for me.
Talk knives soon,
(Stunning macro-photo of my 2013 Native Forum Knife goes here. If only I had joined Nikon's Forum....)