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. Included were the Limited Edition Basic 4, Basic 6, Basic 8 and Basic 10. 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: 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: And FINALLY, on 10/1/17: So now you know the story, and why this at times may have seemed like the thread that would not die. Delivered 6/12/2018: THANKS JERRY!!!