Three years ago yesterday (1/20/10), I received my very first Spyderco. It was a Tenacious. I ordered it on a whim with an Amazon gift card, but there was something special about that Tenacious that led to a journey I never could've imagined. Now, 3 years later, I've discovered an entire new hobby, enjoyed dozens of new knives, and had a great time learning from everyone on this forum. I had a great year in 2012, and was the recipient of much generosity from Spyderco, and the members of this forum.
So, I'd like to show my appreciation with a giveaway! Here are the guidelines:
Please only enter this giveaway if you intend to use and enjoy the prize, and if it's legal to own where you live. If you want to reply, but don't want to enter the drawing, just indicate that in your post.
The winner will be chosen by Random.org on 1/28/13.
To enter, please tell us: What was your very first Spyderco? What was your lastest Spyderco? What surprises did you encounter along the way?
My answer is:
First Spyderco: Tenacious. Latest Spyderco: Dyad Jr. (given away by dbcad. Thank you again!) I was surprised how quickly my tastes evolved, and knives that seemed ugly soon became favorites. I was also surprised at first, by the level of integrity shown by Spyderco, and the forum members here. Especially when I finally figured out who "Sal" was!
And the prize is.....
A like-new-in-box Spyderco Stretch - black FRN (C90PBK)
Pictures of the actual knife...
Good luck to all!