Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello BladeForums, I hope you're all doing well! Now that Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I thought now would be the perfect time to do this. I've been a member of several forums over the years, but I've never come across one quite like BladeForums. Forgive me for being cliche, but this place is special. The advice I've been given, the kindness I've been shown, and the knowledge available here is overwhelming. The generosity and sense of community found on this forum is astounding. You all (members and moderators alike) should be proud of yourselves. A while back, in the "Pay it forward" thread @Lee D sent me a Fallkniven SK3 Juni to give to my niece for her Birthday without requiring a "pay it forward" in return. In an attempt to pass the buck along and show support to BladeForums and the members who make it special... I thought we'd do a little giveaway! This will be a two part giveaway. The first part will be open to all non-paying members with at least 100 posts outside of the Exchange and the second part will be open to ALL paying members (regardless of post count), moderators (if allowed), AND any non-paying members with at least 1000 posts outside of the Exchange! Just post an "I'm in" and let us know what you're thankful for this year with a quick sentence, picture, story, poem, whatever you'd like! I'll automatically place you in your correct group based on your membership status and post count. Winners will be chosen at random by two drawings using "Random Name Picker". If you are a non-paying member with OVER 1000 posts who would like to be entered in the Membership Drawing instead of the Knife Drawing, let me know. I'll keep the contest open for a couple weeks or until interest starts to wane. Now for the prizes! For the first part (open to all non-paying members with AT LEAST 100 posts outside of the Exchange)... One Grand Prize winner will receive a Gold Membership to BladeForums! Three Runner Up winners will receive a Basic Membership to Bladeforums! For the second part (open to ALL paying members regardless of post count, moderators, AND any non-paying members with AT LEAST 1000 posts outside of the Exchange)... One Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new sprint run Spyderco Delica V-Toku2! Here's what Spyderco has to say about the knife: This remarkable Sprint Run edition of the popular Delica 4 Lightweight showcases a three-layer laminate blade with a V-Toku2 tool steel core. Renowned for its toughness at high hardness, V-Toku2 is a Japanese steel made with Swedish iron ore enriched with tungsten, vanadium, and chromium. To bolster its strength and provide greater corrosion resistance, the V-Toku2 core of this blade is flanked by outer layers of SUS410 stainless steel. This laminated construction is evident when the full-flat-ground blade is examined closely, as the transition between the core and outer layers is clearly visible just above the blade's cutting edge. Nevertheless, because V-Toku2 is a true tool steel, its exposed surfaces are susceptible to corrosion and must be maintained properly. All other features of this amazing knife are consistent with the standard version of the Delica 4 Lightweight, including skeletonized stainless steel handle liners, a stout back lock mechanism, and a four-position pocket clip. Its fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle is also injection molded in the signature blue-gray color that identifies Spyderco's elite V-Toku2 Sprint-Run series of knives. One Second Place winner will receive a brand new Spyderco Tri-Angle SharpMaker sharpening system! Not much to say about this... Everyone knows about it, everyone loves it. One Third Place winner will receive a ORIA 56 bit screwdriver kit AND a WIHA stubby screwdriver with adapter! I picked up a couple of these screwdriver kits a few months ago and was really surprised with the quality of the bits. The bits are 6150 CV steel and have performed very well for me. I haven't needed the backup kit so I thought one of you could make use of it. The one downside to the kit is the screwdriver. It's great for working on computer and whatnot, but it doesn't really have the proper shape to apply the torque needed to break a pivot doused in Loctite... Luckily I'm including a WIHA stubby screwdriver with bit adapter with the kit! If you haven't used a WIHA stubby, you're in for a treat! I'll go first! 2018, like all years, has had it's ups and downs for me, but overall I have a LOT to be thankful for! I joined this forum and discovered a new passion. I underwent a couple surgeries that have improved my quality of life. I received a rather significant promotion at work. And best of all, I married the woman of my dreams! So for 2018, I'm thankful for... Family, Friends, Health, and Sprint Runs. What are you thankful for!?