TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:52 am
I just want to start this off with how this came to be.
A couple weeks ago when BBturbo received his Lil Matriarach from BBS and was posting about it and how much he liked it, I was intrigued by the design. Thinking how that S curve could be really beneficial to me working in a warehouse. I posted something about it, asking questions. Pat must have seen my post about it and sent me a message saying he was willing to lend his to me to try it out! A very generous offer indeed, but I turned it down as I didn't want to take the chance of scratching up or damaging his knife. I was telling my wife how cool this forum is and about that opportunity I had.
Then comes yesterday. I get home from work and the store after buying ingredients to make her dinner tonight, some flowers and a card. Today is actually her birthday. She then says "I actually have something for you" Being all goofey with a small box in her hand. I said "can't this wait a few more days for Christmas!?" She's TERRIBLE at holding off when it comes to gifts haha. She says it can't wait, so ok I'll open it. I see that familiar red/black box and start thinking "shoot, I know I haven't pointed out any knives to her lately and there's nothing I really want that's out there at the moment" I check the label and it says "Matriarch"
At this point I'm thinking, wow...she actually listened to the name of that knife I was talking about a couple weeks ago and found it on BBS! I slide the box open and see the black frn. I know that model was obviously supposed to be blue. I've never followed the Matriarch line and wasn't even aware of the Matriarch, thinking maybe it was discontinued. So I slowly open it with my thumb and WOW...out comes this massive, intimidating, crazy looking SE hawkbill!!
This is the part I like the most, which really makes this knife special to me. She tells me she knows it's not exactly the knife I was talking about, because she remembers seeing the Lil Matriarch with the PE. She knows I only have a couple SE knives and thought she'd take the chance on another one because she knows I like SE as well. So she did some Googling about the knife, found a lot of reviews, watched some videos...even read some posts about it from this very forum! She went out of her way to dig deep into it, to find something that's different from all my other knives, but similar to one I was talking about. The thought behind this makes this knife VERY special to me. I'm a very lucky man!
I'm thinking, well obviously this won't be something I'll carry regularly. Though I am today and will definitely put it to use at work, and will be a great outdoor knife when doing yard work. I'll always remember those couple minutes of feeling nervous, then shocked and in awe of how crazy this knife is, then to hearing her story behind it and how much I appreciate her doing this for me and towards my hobby!
Here it is with a PM2 that I'm carrying today for size reference, if anybody was ever wondering about the Matriarch