Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! 1 KNIFE FOR 1 YEAR! I’ve always been of fan of “Progress” threads both in this forum, as well as a business forum that I’m a member of. I love watching a story unwind over time, and being able to look back at the pictures along the way makes it even more enjoyable. Over the last few years it seems like I’ve bought and sold a ton of knives, but never really connected with any of them. Unlike the first Chris Reeve knife I owned (a small Sebenza Insingo that I carried for well over a year), all the recent knives just seemed to come and go, and they came and went in droves. But not anymore... Today I'm starting my 1 Knife For 1 Year Challenge! Starting today I’m going to carry, use and bond with just ONE knife for an entire year. This knife will be the ONLY knife I carry and use on a daily basis. That being said, I will allow exceptions for specific cutting chores like food prep, where I would grab a kitchen knife, or cleaning a fish/dressing a deer, where one would grab the appropriate fixed blade. Also due to the fact that our household gets a TON of boxes, and those boxes need to be broken down, that job will continue to go to my Spyderco Endura in ZDP-189 which has been, and will continue to be, the designated box breaker-downer, and is kept in the garage for that very purpose. The real purpose of this challenge is not to see if one knife will do it all. It's for me to avoid having any type of rotation, like I did in the past. And what knife am I going to spend the next 365 days with? <<Insert Drumroll>> The knife I chose is the large 21 drop point (DOB: May 10, 2018) that I just picked up off the BST Facebook page! This knife was literally brand new, and was probably only opened for the picture to sell it as the blue anodizing on the thumb-stud was still pristine. And while I felt I got a pretty good deal on it, I was even more surprised when it arrived and saw that it was actually a double-lug model, which the previous owner never mentioned. So I invite you all to follow me on this challenging journey into knife monogamy. I'll be sure to snap a few pictures each month to show how the knife wears throughout the year, and I’ll try to get some that capture the different seasons as well. Here's a quick pic of the knife I got yesterday before it was cleaned, sharpened and re-lubed. *** 1 Knife For One Year Rules: *** - You must actually carry the knife! You may OWN as many as you like, and fondle all the ones you care to, but you can only CARRY one knife to join in on this thread. - You get ONE mulligan/false start/do-over/etc. I know we're all human, so if you start out with one knife and decide it's not for you, you are allowed to change it ONE TIME ONLY! Any more than that, and you are out, and can NOT post in this thread again! Also, if you do switch blades, your goal starts over as well! - Specific purpose knives do NOT count. As I said earlier, I have a knife that is the designated box cutter in our home. Maybe you have one for skinning animals or cleaning fish (and of course, all kitchen duty knives). Those do NOT count. Again this is just for carrying a knife for a year to see if you can. -I will also add that you are allowed to carry a secondary knife. I know several people that carry, say, a large CRK along with a smaller, multi-purpose or more people friendly knife (SAK/Old-timey/etc.) That IS allowed, but you MUST carry the same CRK for ONE YEAR! *Also note: By "post" I mean just the serious progress pics of the knife you are doing this challenge with. Feel free to chime in with whether you think you could do this or not, or to root us on, etc. You can even post pics of knives that you have carried for a year in the past to show us that you already accomplished this goal. Final words: I made this thread as a challenge to myself as I know that this goal is more than possible for me. If it's not possible for you, that's fine. Life is short, so by all means carry as many knives as you want, as often as you want! However, if your are just looking for a "Here's what I'm carrying today" thread, than this is the one for you: Post your CRK carry knife for today. ...And with that, let the games begin!