I've never posted on this forum before. Although I've had a small collection 5 or 6 folders for several years now I've only recently become interested in collecting knives as a hobby and then I bought my first Spyderco half a year ago (a Manix) and since then have been lurking on the Spyderco forum. Now I'm at over 10 but less than 15 (honestly haven't counted them) - which is a tiny collection compared to most on this forum.
It is a shame that some of the knives I really like such as the blue M390 Paramilitary aren't production runs and if I want them now - I will have to pay an arm and a leg for them through eBay. Although I haven't been a Spyderco fan for a long time I suspect that I will be one for a long time to come. Other knife companies do put out SOME nice knives but pretty much ALL of the knives that I've looked at from Spyderco - especially the "Golden" ones are of impeccable quality and are also a pleasure to handle.
I'm sure everybody here knows what I'm talking about and there is no shame in admitting that I enjoy fondling my Spyderco knives. I have already ordered the carbon fiber Native 5 from Knifecenter and will probably order a couple of the forum knives if Spyderco will take my order for two. A Native5 with S110V for approx $140-150 is something worth spending a few extra bucks for. If I am allowed to purchase 2 Forum knives - I will keep one pristine NIB and use the other one (or the CF). I will not sell the "extra" knife for inflated prices on eBay - since that is the reason why I won't likely get a S90V CF Military or Blue M390 Paramilitary. But if I do have an "extra" then I would always be willing to have a piece to trade to another "real" knife fan who missed out on the forum knife but may have an extra knife that I like that I've missed out on.
When reading through these forums there is a lot of great info that a lot of contributors have thoughtfully put together for ANYONE to view. I really don't see myself spending hours cutting rope to test the edge retention - but I really do appreciate those people that have done this so that I know what the knife is capable of. To be honest, I'd rather just lurk and fondle my knife in private.
But I will show my support to Spyderco by way of my continued patronage in purchasing their knives in the future as my collection continues to grow. Although I have lurked on here for a while - it is the prospect of the Forum knife that actually enticed me to register on this forum.
I will probably go back to lurking - or perhaps just occasionally showing my appreciation for others who have done some real life testing or has provided an especially interesting tidbit of information. Actually that is what has prompted this first post of mine - and why I've responded to this particular post. This video that was posted has nothing to do with knives - but it sure cracked me up and I am sure that I will laugh at it a few more times and forward it for the pleasure of others to view. It is a breath of positivity while other posts that I've seen on this thread - as well as the one that was shut down
have been less than positive.
So thank you very much DRKBC - your post gave me quite the chuckle. It was a few minutes that was well worth spent viewing that video and having a good laugh.
Now back to lurking.......and fondling my knives