I have an ongoing fascination with knives. I'm not sure I understand it, but it has been with me all my life. In point of fact, I rarely have use of a knife beyond opening packages and letters, and occassionally cooking, but I can spend long hours ruminating the fine points of construction of hunting, survival, and fighting knives. I have designed several of my own and dream someday of having the time, skill, and equipment to make them myself.