First I want to say, I don't feel well enough to run it, so if everyone likes the idea and can agree on terms, feel free to elect someone to run it. I had this idea rolling around in my head about knife trading. I was thinking of calling it. "Blind Man's Knife Trade" or something? It could be annual, biannual, continuous, or whatever. The idea is similar to the Secret Santa we do, except only knives. Everyone thats in would put their name down the elected host would pair you up. You trade information and mail each other a knife. Heres the fun part. You don't know what the other person is sending. It might be a SAK, Might be a Mora, Maybe a Gossman, a butter knife, spyderco, an old Case, a utility blade, a knife they made, Turley, gas station knife. It can be fixed, folder, axe, saw, or a combination, whatever. Yes because its a "Blind Man's Knife Trade". It can be used or you can order or buy something new still in a box There is no set/requirement of money value or obligation and nobody gets upset with what they get. No guilt that what you got cost more than what you sent, no frustration that what you sent cost more than what you got. Preferably you trade something someone would at least want, right? Maybe you send two, one for real and one for a joke? Idk. Its up to each person what they decide to send forward. If its a bi annual thing then you either keep what you got and next time trade something else, or if you didn't like what you got last time you trade it forward. Later there could be a thread showing what you got? If it we're my show, it would only be open to supporting members, and I'd have a few statements in bold about if you enter you must follow through with a trade, second nobody gets upset because they felt the trade was "unfair" in value or condition, etc, etc or something. That way there's no butthurt later and it stays fun....which is the point. The point isn't to enter just to get rid of your trash, to be mean, only in hopes of getting something better. But to have a good time, to make someone's day, to help someone have something they haven't tried or didn't have, or just to be funny. Hey, you might get a butter knife, who knows. There should be NO "I want this" want lists. You shouldn't know what your getting, that's part of the fun of it. Think Secret Santa and Dirty Secret Santa kinda thing. One thing... If you can't hold up to your end of the bargain, you can't participate in the next one. Anyway, I've been thinking about it for a couple days. Talk amongst yourselves to work out the details. If you have been a member for some time and feel like running it the mention in your comments "I wouldn't mind hosting" and everyone can vote whose going to be allowed to work out the details and run it. Tag someone you think would enjoy this or you might like to see participate (although who you get should probably still be random imo). I hope this is fun, thats the whole idea as well as generosity and sharing.