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Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:52 am
by bighoner
Well, regardless of what you think of people behind computer screens, I think many of us carry knives because we will "do anything" in certain circumstances.

IMO YMMV

Re:

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:46 pm
by retsailor1969
The Deacon wrote:
1623 wrote:Respect to the kind individual who so generously donated the knife. You don't find much of that anymore, due largely in part to the outcome of this incident.

And Kristi, you're a great den Mother :)
+1 on all of that.

As for the person who took advantage of that individual's generosity, if it's the person I think it was, what makes it extra sad is that his claims of military service were most likely false.
That'll spin me up more then losing a knife. Retired Navy here and that's just foul across the board. Much respect for all of you that believe and have the kindness in you.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:20 am
by Neb
Take heart Kristi, you are doing a fine job.

Some of our best lessons are learned the hard way. :D

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:57 pm
by Alberta Hunter
As I get older, the more that I believe that Karma truly exists. The person that accepted a donated knife under fraudulent
pretenses will have Karma to deal with at some time. Maybe not tomorrow and maybe not next week, but at some point, he
will have something unfortunate happen to him as a result. There is a flip side to that coin however, and that is- Karma works
both ways. The person who donated the knife did so out of kindness; and that is NEVER a bad thing. Karma will show up at some
point in his future and will repay that kindness in spades.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:34 pm
by jebrand
Alberta Hunter wrote:As I get older, the more that I believe that Karma truly exists. The person that accepted a donated knife under fraudulent
pretenses will have Karma to deal with at some time. Maybe not tomorrow and maybe not next week, but at some point, he
will have something unfortunate happen to him as a result. There is a flip side to that coin however, and that is- Karma works
both ways. The person who donated the knife did so out of kindness; and that is NEVER a bad thing. Karma will show up at some
point in his future and will repay that kindness in spades.
I have came to a similar conclusion. It seems to me a natural law, maybe (I hope) its an inherent trait in all of us.. I believe those who do these wrongs are in a way self harming, as regret and guilt are hard to suppress. Maybe they can sleep at night, with the help of alcohol/drugs etc but that then breeds destruction in itself.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:31 pm
by xxkittyloafxx
For sure there are many kindhearted people here. I posted in a thread from back in 2011 when a few members here helped me locate a knife long since discontinued. Today I referenced that post again as the knife needed to be reordered 6 years later. Lol.

Thank you to all of you here for being so helpful and kind. ❤️

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:47 pm
by archangel08
This place is awesome, what a great group of people. My only regret in 2018 so far is not joining the forums sooner.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:25 am
by ThePeacent
Long live this forum,
its owners and creators,
the members here and awesome contributors,
the info, good vibes, wise counsel and fun discussions,

and all the things that make this one of the most civil, enjoyable and friendly place on the Internet!

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:25 pm
by JonLeBlanc
In addition to all of the kindness and decency of character... what a wealth of information here!!!

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:46 pm
by biZ
Come for the knives, stay for the people.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:56 pm
by kiwiian
Very sad to hear of such behavior in the Spyderco community. I myself have been through some tough times medically and financially recently and it is inspiring when Spydie folk reach out to help. I have seen such amazing generosity amongst the Spydie gang. :spyder: Something as simple as a kind word or a trivial little emoji can bring relief and a lift to ones day. So all of you great folk, please don't be disheartened by this persons actions, but know that your kind hearts are appreciated by many. :)
Stay Sharp,Stay Safe.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:08 pm
by Kirko
Everyone is always helpful here and when I joined This forum I received a wonderful welcome "inspiring delight".

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:16 pm
by MichaelScott
I’d like to acknowledge Sharp Guy as a solid gentleman and great member. During my search for the “real”Para 3, he sent one of his to me so I could experience it first hand.

Hats off to Sharp Guy!

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:24 pm
by DBCOOPER
As a person who has nothing to contribute besides his 2 cents and good will I hope that everybody continues to have such good faith in others as before, but also weed out the bad

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:42 am
by Wartstein
Gladly I can share another story of kindness in this thread:

Forum member Zatx gifted a brand new PM2 to me (actually he purchased it for me directly from Spyderco) and even insisted on covering the shipping to Europe, where I live. (I´ve attached some REALLY crappy pics of it from when it literally just arrived together with some of my most carried knives)

Honestly, that is one of the kindest and most unexpected things that ever happened to me, and the joy about someone beeing so nice is even much bigger for me than owning a PM 2 alone would have been anyway

It really is another example for how many great people obviously are to be found on this forum (and totally contraditcs what some "non-knife-people" in my home country seem to think about knife-lovers: That would be, that those are more aggressive, socially isolated, strange kind of persons)

Zatx´s gift is even more special, as he really does not know me and did even less so when he decided to donate the knife to me. We had just exchanged a few posts on this forum, discussing the PM2 vs the Kapara concerning box cutting. I told him, that I never owned a PM2, sure would like to try one someday but did not have the money at the moment.
To my pleasant surprise Zatx immidiately offered to send me his own first PM2, so I could try it as long as I wanted and than send it back eventually. He wouldn´t even have let me pay for the shipping.
A few days later he pm-ed I could KEEP the knife, and insisted on that.
Another few days later he wrote, he would not be satisfied with his old PM2, wanted to have me the best possible experience with this model and would send a new one to me. Of course I told him, that this was way too much and I really would not know how I´d deserve such a gift, but he insisted on doing so.
Only thing he did ask of me was to pass that act of kindness along someday if I had the opportunity (which I try to do anyway and did from time to time (so gifting knives) but never to a total stranger I just "met" on the internet).

So now I have my first PM2 in hand and really love the knife. Much more than I expected (but I´ll do another post about my first impressions anyway).

Thank you, Zatx, you really not only made my day but many days (don´t know if that´s proper English, but you get what I mean).

And: Sure I´ll do how Zatx asked me to and try to pass along the kind act when the opportunity will arise. So I guess here again hopefully it will be as it is often when someone decides to be kind and not selfish: Kind of a positive "sonwball-effect". :)

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:11 am
by Zatx
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:42 am
Gladly I can share another story of kindness in this thread:

Forum member Zatx gifted a brand new PM2 to me (actually he purchased it for me directly from Spyderco) and even insisted on covering the shipping to Europe, where I live. (I´ve attached some REALLY crappy pics of it from when it literally just arrived together with some if my most carried knives)

Honestly, that is one of the kindest and most unexpected things that ever happened to me, and the joy about someone beeing so nice is even much bigger for me than owning a PM 2 alone would have been anyway

It really is another example for how many great people obviously are to be found on this forum (and totally contraditcs what some "non-knife-people" in my home country seem to think about knife-lovers: That would be, that those are more aggressive, socially isolated, strange kind of persons)

Zatx´s gift is even more special, as he really does not know me and did even less so when he decided to donate the knife to me. We had just exchanged a few posts on this forum, discussing the PM2 vs the Kapara concerning box cutting. I told him, that I never owned a PM2, sure would like to try one someday but did not have the money at the moment.
To my pleasant surprise Zatx immidiately offered to send me his own first PM2, so I could try it as long as I wanted and than send it back eventually. He wouldn´t even have let me pay for the shipping.
A few days later he pm-ed I could KEEP the knife, and insisted on that.
Another few days later he wrote, he would not be satisfied with his old PM2, wanted to have me the best possible experience with this model and would send a new one to me. Of course I told him, that this was way too much and I really would not know how I´d deserve such a gift, but he insisted on doing so.
Only thing he did ask of me was to pass that act of kindness along someday if I had the opportunity (which I try to do anyway and did from time to time (so gifting knives) but never to a total stranger I just "met" on the internet).

So now I have my first PM2 in hand and really love the knife. Much more than I expected (but I´ll do another post about my first impressions anyway).

Thank you, Zatx, you really not only made my day but many days (don´t know if that´s proper English, but you get what I mean).

And: Sure I´ll do how Zatx asked me to and try to pass along the kind act when the opportunity will arise. So I guess here again hopefully it will be as it is often when someone decides to be kind and not selfish: Kind of a positive "snowball-effect". :)

Hey there, Warstein, my apologies for just seeing this post, I've been recovering from a minor surgery for the last week or so. I'm glad that you are enjoying your PM2; I was just wondering about you this morning as a matter of fact. I can't wait to read a write-up about your impressions of the beloved Paramilitary.

You're quite welcome for the gift, that's the thing about Spyderco knives... they're the gift that keeps on giving.

Enjoy and talk to you soon!

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:35 pm
by rabbitanarchy14
New on the forums, long time reading first time posting. Wow you guys are awesome. Most other places everyone would have tried to figure it out and go after them. This is a good site for information with true respect for each other.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:12 pm
by SpyderEdgeForever
What an amazing company Spyderco is because of the people behind and in it, and what excellent people this forum is made up of. I am honored and thankful to be here and interact with you all.

Re: Kindness of Your Hearts...

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:56 pm
by JuPaul
Zatx wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:11 am
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:42 am
Gladly I can share another story of kindness in this thread:

Forum member Zatx gifted a brand new PM2 to me (actually he purchased it for me directly from Spyderco) and even insisted on covering the shipping to Europe, where I live. (I´ve attached some REALLY crappy pics of it from when it literally just arrived together with some if my most carried knives)

Honestly, that is one of the kindest and most unexpected things that ever happened to me, and the joy about someone beeing so nice is even much bigger for me than owning a PM 2 alone would have been anyway

It really is another example for how many great people obviously are to be found on this forum (and totally contraditcs what some "non-knife-people" in my home country seem to think about knife-lovers: That would be, that those are more aggressive, socially isolated, strange kind of persons)

Zatx´s gift is even more special, as he really does not know me and did even less so when he decided to donate the knife to me. We had just exchanged a few posts on this forum, discussing the PM2 vs the Kapara concerning box cutting. I told him, that I never owned a PM2, sure would like to try one someday but did not have the money at the moment.
To my pleasant surprise Zatx immidiately offered to send me his own first PM2, so I could try it as long as I wanted and than send it back eventually. He wouldn´t even have let me pay for the shipping.
A few days later he pm-ed I could KEEP the knife, and insisted on that.
Another few days later he wrote, he would not be satisfied with his old PM2, wanted to have me the best possible experience with this model and would send a new one to me. Of course I told him, that this was way too much and I really would not know how I´d deserve such a gift, but he insisted on doing so.
Only thing he did ask of me was to pass that act of kindness along someday if I had the opportunity (which I try to do anyway and did from time to time (so gifting knives) but never to a total stranger I just "met" on the internet).

So now I have my first PM2 in hand and really love the knife. Much more than I expected (but I´ll do another post about my first impressions anyway).

Thank you, Zatx, you really not only made my day but many days (don´t know if that´s proper English, but you get what I mean).

And: Sure I´ll do how Zatx asked me to and try to pass along the kind act when the opportunity will arise. So I guess here again hopefully it will be as it is often when someone decides to be kind and not selfish: Kind of a positive "snowball-effect". :)

Hey there, Warstein, my apologies for just seeing this post, I've been recovering from a minor surgery for the last week or so. I'm glad that you are enjoying your PM2; I was just wondering about you this morning as a matter of fact. I can't wait to read a write-up about your impressions of the beloved Paramilitary.

You're quite welcome for the gift, that's the thing about Spyderco knives... they're the gift that keeps on giving.

Enjoy and talk to you soon!
That is a lovely story - thank you for sharing and for doing! I've been thinking about gifting my brother his first sypderco since he recently lost his favorite knife...think you inspired me to actually do it! ;)