I've been on bladeforums since January this year and I have really enjoyed this forum. I spent some time for a couple of years puttering around with "black knives" and one in particular that I bought in 2004 is still one of my all time favorites. And I think it is because it really has some "traditional feel" to it. I am speaking here of the 812S Benchmade mini-AFCK. It feels pretty much like a slightly larger Schrade 194OT liner lock trapper to me.
Anyway, all that said to say that I find myself "coming back" as it were, to more traditional patterns. I like to consider knives more as tools than weapons, so I'm going to pretty much stay around this part of Blade Forums.
Now, down to the real reason for this post. I have just been lucky enough to win a knife in a giveaway (thanks, Ashley) and this whole giveaway thing is pretty phenomenal and a great defining quality of the neighborhood here. It reminds me of "dropping knives" that oldtimers and kids alike did when I was growing up.
I am enjoying my stay here. You will have to throw me out to get me to leave. .