Don't let all of this scare you off; most of it is just common sense. However, it is important that you read and understand all of this if you wish to participate.
You must have been active as a Spyderco Forum member for at least 2 months.
You must be financially able to pay for the knife if it is lost or stolen while in your care or in the mail to the next person on the list.
You must agree to the Rules, Shipping Terms, and Extras.
You must be 18 years old or older.
You must be in an area where the knife is legal.
You must be in the US. Sorry, but no international mailing.
You must agree to pay for shipping to the next person on the list, including tracking.
You must be approved by me. I’m not trying to pick favorites, but it’s my knife, so I can choose not to allow someone in without specifying a reason.
Each participant will have up to 4 full days with the knife after receiving it and will ship the knife on the 5th
Do not carry the knife for EDC. Sorry, but there are plenty of great Spydercos with CTS-XHP, and I don’t want muh baby to get overly scratched up.
Do not cut much with it, if anything. Again, this is to avoid unnecessary scratches.
Do not sharpen it or take it apart. It’s just CTS-XHP, so the urge to sharpen a new steel shouldn’t be too great. However, you may adjust the pivot with a T10 Torx bit if you would like to.
take lots of pictures/measurements/etc.
post pictures in this thread!
The Foundry will ship in a soft Spyderco pouch , and that will be inside of a small wooden box. Please use an actual cardboard box (such as a flat rate box) to mail it in, not an envelope
Insurance is optional, but if you choose not to purchase it, you will be responsible if the knife does not reach the next person in line.
You may ship it via the USPS, UPS, or FedEx, your choice. However, please be sure to purchase tracking. Tracking is a requirement for this pass around.
If it is lost while you have it or while in transit to the next person on the list, you are responsible. This means paying me for the knife or replacing it with a Foundry of equal condition. The value will be discussed in pm or email.
I may terminate the pass around at any time for any reason. The person with the knife at the given time will mail it directly back to me.
This will run on the honor system. Please don’t just decide to keep it, even if you pay me and claim that you have “lost it.” I believe that on this great Forum, people are honest enough not to try any tricks, so please don’t.
And finally, if it comes back to me all scratched up and missing screws, dull, and dirty, I won’t be able to tell who did it, so I can’t blame anyone. But once again, it’s the honor system. Please don’t be stupid, and everything will work fine.
Now GO! Claim one of the 5 4 2 0 open spots before they're gone!
(Full until next time.)