Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! A short history of this very loooong thread... The Limited Edition Basic 8 was part of a "Basic LE quartet" introduced at Blade Show 2011. I started this thread in December 2013 to try and drum up support for release of the Basic 8, the only one of the four that hadn't been released at that point. On Valentine's Day 2015, we got our wish... Posted 2-14-15: AND FINALLY...IT HAPPENED!!! Thank you, Jerry!!! After the very well-received release, Stump Buster, Tom Kanik and a host of others decided to keep this thread alive in hopes of a beefier model, a dream knife that has come to be known as the HOG B8. Following are Stump Buster's thoughts after more than two years of discussion, analysis and fervent wishes: So now you know what brought us to this point, and why this at times may seem like the thread that will not die. BRING ON THE HOG-B8!!!