Brother, no need to thank me. Seriously.
I'm a child of the 70's and a teen of the 80's. In my years, I've seen ALL the "John" variants. (*"Rambo" and "Matrix")
I have about four decades under my belt of "playing" with various hollow-handled "survival" knives, and have seen the "good" and the "bad". I've seen the progression from "hopes" to "realization". (*I've probably watched that vid you posted, of the "Model 1", about a hundred times)
I have a Newt Martin (*RIP) designed blade that I've been beating on for a few years. It has been stupidly tough and robust, and I'm not ignorant enough to believe that hollow-handled knives are the delicate flowers that many of 'em once were.
For a few years, I've been telling myself that I would eventually own a "Wilson Custom Knives" blade. All that "hard work over the years", and your superb engineering, has definitely paid-off in my eyes.
I may not order the EDC listed in this thread, but will be ordering an M7 or M9 when finances permit.
For me, your pics of the "EDC"...and especially the below pic...speak VOLUMES...
In my very humble opinion, someone looking for a robust and "spot on" hollow-handled EDC would be remiss in missing-out on this pre-order.
Thanks to you and
for making this happen. Salud. 🥂