Very nice score! As to the forum knife story, I might just know a thing or two about that
Myself and tarmix101 got the ball rolling for a W&SS forum knife back in early 2007. We both put the feelers out for both knifemakers and forum members to see what we could come up with. I had really taken a fancy to Nick's work, and I asked him to tweak a couple of the models that he had already made and we came up with this pattern. He sent me the prototype to play with (which I oif course bought from him right away!) and took it out for testing. That thread is around somewhere too but I can't find it right now. But here is the original thread introducing Nick's knife
And here is the order thread. I can't remember how many he ended up making but the waiting list grew rapidly!
Still love the knife to this day, and have had it as my avatar pic ever since I got it.