So a week ago I lucked into finding a dedicated knife shop, not a common thing around my area- that I know of anyways. So I poked around for quite a while and ended up just getting a sheath but this week went back to pick up a black Adamas I saw or the Southern Grind folder I looked at. Well I started looking around and found out that the Adamas was the auto version. I was a little disappointed because I wanted a manual axis to find out what all the hype is about. Then I handled it and fell in love. I looked at lots of other knives, including a Citadel and several Piranhas including the new model but kept coming back to the Adamas and I'll tell you why: There are a lot of knives I would describe as "beastly"; Ontario Rat-1, Spyderco Valleton, ZT 0200, etc. But- and I am borrowing this from someone on here, can't remember who- the Adamas 2750 is the only auto I have handled that I would take into hell to stab Satan himself with. And since my brother weedled my Doru out of me I don't have an ots... So it was easy to justify.
Now for the bad part. I took my MT Combat Troodon (the one I had up for trade here) to show to the shop owner who said he had not seen a Wharncliffe model in person. Well long story short I ended up trading it for a MT Socom Elite M/A with another customer. Considering the 'user' condition my knife was in and that his knife was a 2006 D2 bladed model (I like D2) in brand new condition I think I did good. So I am down an OTF but came home with an ots and a manual.
Since this would be a bunch of longwinded nonsense without pics:
With the Socom
And just for fun, all my edc bases covered: Small, Medium, Monster