1st off this thread makes my day!
1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past?
Yes, 14 total. (6) PD#1 (5) PMA11's and 1 each of RWL-34, CTS B70P and CPM 4V
2) Did you put a handle on it?
Yes and then some. I've, probably, made 40+ handles learning what I like and don't....and a bunch of screw ups
Also, with my 1st mule I purchased the Halperin G-10 scales from SFO
3) Did you make or buy a sheath?
Both, I've purchased 1 Boltron sheath and the rest has self-formed Kydex plus a few dozen of your G-clips.
4) Did you test the performance of your Mule?
In the beginning (8/29/18-1st mule) I was pretty knife ignorant other than they cut stuff
Since joining up here and learning as much as I can from the forumites, (they got a tough job) I feel more confident to test each blade. Of the MT's I have, a few are put up and not used due to the financier handles, but I have copies of those steels. I make a point every workday to bring a mule with me to fiddle with while in the office and during slow times I will find stuff to cut or whittle just to get the feel of the handle and test the edge. I rotate the same 5 or 6 knives and most have been reprofiled just to see what angles I like best, but nothing too scientific.
5) Did you test the performance against other Mule Team knives?
Yes, but mainly in sharpening. I doubt could tell the difference, in light use, since they're make up are so similar. PMA11, PD#1 and 4V.
6) Did you share your experience/findings with the Spyderco forum?
Some, but I probably should try harder.
Making handles for these knives has become such a joy, that I'm still making them. Started one last week and don't have a knife to put it on
Not to be too sappy but, they've become a great stress/depression reliever, especially around the holidays.