Glenn, I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. This giveaway is a wonderful tribute to him and I greatly appreciated your sharing a bit of his story and about the knives that he carried and treasured.
I'm in, please, for the Schrade 863.
Baseball was a large part of my dad's youth and he played up through high school. When I was a child he served as a hobby as an umpire for high school baseball and church league softball leagues. He hasn't done that in a long time, but it still makes watching baseball games with him an enjoyable experience because (1) he knows and can explain even the most obscure of rules, and (2) he has a hard won, deep library of taunts to offer to the umps when they make a call with which he disagrees. I don't think I realized this until now, but the most treasured gift I have from him is the baseball mitt that he had from about the time he was in college until I was a teenager. It is so broken in that it pretty much catches by itself. One day when we were playing catch when I was in high school, he asked me if I wanted to trade mitts and I've had it ever since. 25 or 30 years later I still have it. I should give it a good conditioning and tell him that I still treasure it.
Thank you for this giveaway, Glenn. I hope that it helps you through this difficult time.
WTB GEC #38 in Gabon Ebony, Old Green Jig Bone, or Chestnut Peach Seed Jigged Bone