Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! As a bonafide knife nut, I love knives in general. However, I would say that I am more of a "get the best there is" kind of guy rather than a "get the most you can" kind of guy. That is not to say that I have not a ton of knives over the years, but the ones that remain with me are IMO the best of the best. In that vein, if I care enough about someone to gift them a knife, I either give them one of my own or the same make/model knife brand new from its maker knowing that the recipient is getting something of great value. So, my son's 16th birthday is coming up this week. We celebrated it on Thursday though to accommodate the schedule of an important attendee. Of course, he did not mind an early celebration at all; he thought it was . So what did he get? A brand spankin' new CPK Field Knife with a buffed black handle!!! He already has a couple other knives that I have given him, but ever since he saw my FK destruction video, he has been clamoring for an FK. Go figure...a teen with common sense!!! The way I look at it, it's a win-win-win situation. CPK wins, he wins with a great knife, and I win with a grateful teen boy well outfitted with a knife that will likely never fail him. He's still wearing this giant shit-eating grin every time he fondles the knife. I can't wait to see how much he will enjoy using it in the months and years to come. So what's your story? Ever gift something from CPK? If so, what are the details? Enquiring minds want to know.