I think a pass around would work better in your interest.
There's some good conversation going on in this thread, a hell of a lot more than I thought it would draw. Actually I didn't expect anyone to say anything here at all really.
Sheesh! When I read this thread earlier today on my phone, I was thinking ***? because I had actually never heard the term "shill" before. Okay, thread makes sense now
What the knife community needs is more focus on getting good knives in the hands of people who don't have any. More toys for us loonies won't do anyone a whole lot of good, though it might keep us entertained.
Bottom line. It's a good marketing tool and I think you (Dave) should use it. I hate to say it. I'm Mr. anti marketing but you have to compete, as sour a taste as that might leave.
I might call it something else though.
There are ways to compete and use this type of marketing tool without polluting the forums though. But that is just my humble opinion.
"In Japan they don't call it Japanese food, they just call it food." -- Children's Hospital Quote
I think this will be a good representative of a suitable pic, from the man's own work
I was always irritated by those vids, a lot of posturing and little essence.
Here another one that really baffles me, on a few occasions in the vid I thought he is going to decapitate himself...