Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Awesome thread @kidcongo! I had a Large Plain 21 w/Ladder Damascus a while back that I sent in and switched the hardware and thumb stud switched over to silver. When it came back, I just didn't like it as much, as it looked almost *too* silver. I ended up selling that one and have been patiently waiting to grab another. Today was my lucky day as I scored a nice one just like the one I had and it should be here Monday. I plan to make that a user and look forward to the wear and weathering that yours has shown. Thanks again for this post, and I look forward to the updated pics of your journey with it!