Like Chuck Norris, I do not sleep (or leave the Spyderco Forum), I merely wait
Actually, I was just thinking about the forum yesterday, as I have not been here in ages, and have not posted in an even longer time. I was thinking about the forum due to the fact that I needed to get in contact with Doc and let him know that, in the near future, he will be able to talk about that prototype I sent him. Keen Edge Knives has some of the first production batch in heat treat, and will be marketing them a short time after the holidays. I will do a video with this fixed blade fighter as soon as I get my first production model. I'll drop you a line after Christmas, Doc.
It has been an extraordinary year. I have been ridiculously busy, and have started a new program here on my task force that has taken off throughout the state, and which has also required me to travel to other states to train other law enforcement on how we are doing it. As for my home turf, violence has been off the hook lately, and has not slowed down when the weather turned cold. As a supervisor, I normally spend more time in a business suit than body armor, but, this year, I was toting an M-4 or MP-5 and wearing armor quite a lot. Sometimes I ended up running from a budget or other meeting, tossing the jacket, strapping the armor on over the dress shirt, and grabbing a long gun. In addition to work issues, one of my good friends, and the man who for years managed the Albo Kali Silat website, was tragically shot and killed this year. The website has not been updated in some time for this and other reasons. One of my students is now assisting me with the site, and we hope to have updates soon. I had some family illnesses and one death (my nephew) this year as well. All in all, it has been a very difficult year.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays gang. Maybe I'll get a chance to stop in every now and again, say hello, comment on some knives, and post a video or two.