They can run...
I was talking with a forum member recently about a duplicate knife they wished to locate before the blade was discontinued.
I explained that I usually research knives for bargain purchases as part of the ordering I do for my company. Since I am usually up to about 2:00AM, my wife refers to this research as "knife porn." Call it what you will, but I have organized a series of obscure and little used distributors that often have existing stock.
Now granted, I get discounts because I am a reseller and I usually buy several models. However, the fact remains I have a network of shadowy dealers with knives and a zeal for wads of money. If they don't have it, they usually know who does; I suspect that there is an even more shadowy fraternity of resellers whom we will never meet.
Anyhoo, I found the knife (I think) for the friend through a relatively brief search of scungili who would sell maternal organs for beer money.
If you need an oddball knife, let me know. I'm researching anyway. Gratuities are graciously accepted.
Contact me by e-mail or PM. Don't track mud on Bumper's carpet.
There's our buy/sell/trade section that would work well for stuff like that. Anyone who wants something in particular can contact you if they want it from you, or post it in the buy/sell forum for additional member help. Somebody will have it or know where to get it. The web is great. :banana:
Anyone going to Atlanta to the Blade show - June 5 region I believe. I saw the agenda and wow - 600 tables they say. It's a biggie. A few from THR are going I think.
Too far for me and I am not bladecrazy - just love em a bit! :smile: