How long have y’all been onboard

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by rick melear, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. rick melear

    rick melear Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 1998
    May not be the the right forum but as I look back in my profile I’ve been here since 1998. How bout y’all and how has life changed
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  2. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    Ive been here 20 years cant believe its that long....
  3. ElectrikHellfire

    ElectrikHellfire Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2008
    2008 but I was a lurker before that.
  4. MattWRog


    Jan 16, 2005
    15 years. Don’t see too many from that far back anymore, certainly not 1998 vintage members.
  5. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Whatever my profile says.
  6. Kaizen1


    Jan 4, 2006
    Since 2006. My first knives after joining:
    - CS Recon Scout
    - Camillus Heat
    - Leatherman Wave
    - Benchmade Griptilian 551
    - Spyderco Pacific Salt
  7. Madstabber


    Feb 4, 2015
    <This many
    << edit: 5 years
    I have more knives and less money then I did when I joined this forum. Well maybe not less money, more money invested in knives is a better way to say it.
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  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Been since Nov 2005 or working on 15 years. This is about when I got a DSL internet connection and could enjoy online pictures more easily. What's changed? Got a lot older. But more importantly, I got a lot more knives.
  9. salty141


    Apr 22, 2007
    April 2007
  10. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Well, I was young and studley back then; now I have a few more knives and have enjoyed this site for many years.

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  11. gdwtvb


    Jan 14, 2006
    Jan 2006, I read much more than I post.
  12. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    20 years.

    I now have two boys, 20 and 18, who are also fellow knife knuts.

    I don't know how many knives I have bought, sold, kept and given away.

    It's in the thousands I suspect.
  13. rick melear

    rick melear Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 1998
    I remember when I first joined. We were raising three kids and my wife was a stay at home mom. I always said if I could by a MT D/A Socom, a Halo and a Sebenza I would be set for life . 22 years later we have 3 college grads , three married kids and 2 grands. And by the grace of God and hard work I have more high end useless knives than I could ever have dreamed, not complaining, still love the hobbies
  14. wveah


    Jun 30, 2007
    I first bought a knife from a gent on the forums in 1997. I lived in Connecticut at the time and didn't have home internet, but found the site at work.

    Back then I was mainly a Ryan, Emerson, and Brend fan (tactical was real popular). Around 2000, I realized that I never used, or even carried, the vast majority of my knives and wasn't buying many knives until about 2004. Since about 2007 I've been mainly into traditional pocket knives.

    I continue to lurk here and have really enjoyed the site for over 20 years!

    Thanks and regards to all!
  15. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    My profile says 1999, but I’m pretty sure it was late 1998. Either way, 21 years is a long time. IIRC, this was the first online forum I ever joined, and is only one of four I belong to.

  16. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Guess I gotta post to check...

    ETA: Nov 2001. Long time. Seems like I was on before that though...
  17. Bigfattyt


    Jun 23, 2007
    2007 is when I signed up.
  18. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    about 3 years i think.
    have always carried and used knives for lots of reasons
    decided I wanted to up my sharpening game and got to searching the webs - it led me here and now I'm stuck
  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    2016, after it became obvious that Cold Steel's own forum was going to shut down (had been on there from the beginning).
  20. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    2003, started out hanging in the Schrade forum, now it's "The Porch" and some other subs. I'm a lot poorer also, thanks a lot!

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