I just got back from one of the greatest times of my life. I was in "Knife Heaven" for three straight days. This was my first time at the OKCA Eugene Knife Show, and what a show it was. I found and received some true treasures there but by far the best part of the whole thing was getting to meet Sal, Gail and Eric Glesser. They truly are wonderful folks and a real blast to be around. My wife and I and some friends, including Spyderwa (Dave Jung), had the honor of joining them for dinner on Saturday night. We had a great time to say the least, and the memories are going to stick with me for a lifetime!
First off, I'd like to share some photo's of the knife I was able to find for edrose. He had said in an earlier thread that his "Holy Grail" for Spyders was the OKCA Club Knife for 1998, which was the C16 PS Wayne Goddard with the inlaid beaver by SFSW. The wood used for the inlay is different varieties found in Oregon, and from what I was told by the seller, Santa Fe Stoneworks got the wood from Oregon to do this inlay on the 60 pieces they made. It is quite an impressive piece, and I can see why edrose chose this as his "Holy Grail".
Here they are:
More good stuff to follow.........