In the late 80s a good friend was going on a trip to explore Costa Rican rainforests. He needed a knife for the trip and asked to borrow one. I gave him my Buck 501 to use. Two weeks later I got the leather case back but the knife was stolen when his luggage was checked at MIA. MIA...how appropriate. He apologized and I shrugged it off and that was that. About twenty years later I unexpectedly got a package from this same friend who is now a doctor in Las Vegas. In the package was a very nice letter recounting the events of the knife being lost and it emphasized how I didn't make a big deal over the loss. The package included TWO knives: the same vintage Buck 501 (old English type lettering) and a Benchmade Emissary, as a bonus. I'd say he made good.