Sal, I think I found the forum when looking for information on a model from “before my time”, the Vesuvius, but I started coming back for more and enjoyed reading everyone’s threads.
I was inspired to join because I’d spent a fair amount of time reading years old posts from members of Bladeforums regarding Fiddleback Forge knives and some of the makers Andy from Fiddleback worked with. The posts were so helpful, detailed, and friendly.
Realizing that I could participate in something like that here, I joined after a while of lurking.
Many of this forum’s threads have that same atmosphere I was talking about before. Something about sharing knowledge and experiences and all the rest is really welcoming.
I’m still new compared to a lot of the members here, but I’ve already participated in really cool threads and found good people who are fun to talk to and also share a lot of the same opinions as myself!
With that, and maybe it’s ironic how recently, I’ve also made some mistakes. Just today I found myself feeling a little insulted and responded in a way that was probably overly serious and a little stuck up as Sumdumguy fairly put it.
So, I’d like to apologize to CTomz, LadyBug93, and the rest of those participating in the thread about a larger Fish Hunter for giving them so much grief. Another facet of my life has me a little on edge recently and I unfairly carried that over to this forum.
Hopefully I don’t have to walk the plank without a “Shark Hunter” because I might be the one in danger of extinction then!
Maybe I’m wrong, but the timing of your question is almost too good to be coincidence because all of that made me realize; I read the forum for the knives, but I joined for the people and the things we share with each other.
It would be a shame to ruin that, so I’m looking forward to more discussion, with everyone, differences of opinion and all, as I’m sure things will fall into place just fine given time.
Thank you for all the effort spent answering questions, welcoming new members, and encouraging everyone in sharing what they know, Sal and team!
What a genuine honor it is to talk steel and knives with some of the greatest folks in the industry and community, in my opinion.
I haven’t forgotten the thread I mentioned creating about serrations in nature and their similarities to a Spyderedge. You thought it sounded like a neat idea and gave me the title for it, “Nature’s teeth”.
It’s a really lovely community here!
I’ve learned a lot thus far and I can tell there’s still much more ahead! That’s why I joined and why I’m hopefully gonna stay.