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    Gifting

    Anyone else planning on giving knives away that for whatever reason never took for you? Hoping to introduce a few friends to the finer side of knives. So this year it'll be the GB and the sage 2. Not sure why, they just couldn't find their way into my pocket, so I figure...spread the joy!

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    I only have one person on the gifting list for Christmas who will be receiving a Spyderco. Everyone else on the list already have received a Spyderco in prior years. Perhaps others will receive credit for one free sharpening.
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    So far I'm gifting Spydies to my father in law and my daughter. I gave my father and my brother Spydies for their birthdays this year. I gave my wife one just because I thought she needed one.

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    I will be gifting three Spydercos this Christmas. Not knives that I don't use, but knives I picked specifically for them. It's too early in my collecting/accumulating to start giving away my own, but it would make a very special gift to the right person.

    -remnar

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User bh49's Avatar
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    In the past I gifted:
    Viele2 to my father in-law,
    Ladybug to my wife,
    SS Calypso, Caly3, two small Persians to my grown-up son (most of them lost) ,
    two Ladybugs, Adventura, Pink Delica, Volpe, SS Native2 to friends at work,
    two ladybugs to my two nieces,
    C83 bolstered Persian to a forum member,
    etched Dragonfly, BP micro-dyad and Orange Dodo to my nephew,
    Yang to my sister in law.
    M2 LW to contractor, who was working on my bathroom and became friend.
    Jigged bone Kopa and 440C Meerkat to a friend.
    I also received as gifts Native4 form friends at work, Ti Fluted Native5 from Jack; Calypso Jr and Caly3 from my forum friend Jerry.
    Technically all these knives were not gifted, they were sold for one cent each. This is an old custom in many old coutries, incliding the one, where I was born.
    Last edited by bh49; 12-10-2013 at 05:22 AM.
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    My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters

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    Persistence to my son!

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    I gave a friend a Manix2 after I got a sprint. It blew his mind . Brother did the same thing with a similar reaction.
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    Basically over the last six months if I knew I'd be seeing one of the friends I had in mind for a knife I'd "happen" to be carrying a different one. Say something along the lines of, "hey check out my new knife", gauge their reaction, and either cross that one off the list or keep it mind as a potential finalist.

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    Gifted a few. Normally to people who I know will appreciate the quality.
    A few Delicas and Enduras, Cats, a Sage 2, Tenacious, Manix 2, quite a few kitchen knives and a few H1 blades to divers and sailors. Most have taken care of theirs and Afaik not many are lost

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    I knocked my brother-in-law's socks off last year with the Manix LW. I think I might hit his girlfriend with a Pink Dragonfly this year.
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    I gifted my cousin a native 3 last year because it did nothing for me. My gf has put a cease and desist on anymore spyders for her. Keeps mumbling something about eggs and nests or something.
    I collect knives, my knives collect dust.

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    My wife thought we should set her mother up with the same purple Ladybug/Fenix E01 combo that she has....don't know how well it will go over though...
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    I don't have any of my own I intend on giving away, as I love them all. But I do intend on getting my old man a Tenacious. And I just bought a Karahawk for... myself.
    Last edited by Officer Gigglez; 12-13-2013 at 06:52 PM.
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric m. View Post
    Persistence to my son!
    LOVE that damned thing. Looking to get a couple more here soon, may even get some custom scales from Cuscadi for one too.
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    Past gifts

    Father: Leafstorm and Digicam Millie
    Sister: Orange Dodo
    work friend: CE Delica (sold but at a huge discount just so he could have it, I consider it a partial gift)

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    Any of you need a son? LOL

    Forum member: Scorpius
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    Dad: Native (he's Cherokee), meadowlark
    Friends: Delica, adventura(forum knife), SAKs, green mini tuff, and boker lil friend
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    Have one teenage son already! More than enough these days!

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    I've gifted quite a few in the past 4 years If it feels right, do it The act of freely giving can be as rewarding as recieving The key is that it has to feel right
    Charlie

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