I've been away for quite a while. I swung by and bought two knives for Christmas presents last Christmas, but otherwise haven't really chatted here well over a year I'm guessing. I've been dealing with some extremely serious issues that could have had very dire consequences, but those issues have been resolved and I'm working past it all and moving on with my life. Sorting through some things I found some of my knives and it sort of struck me that I hadn't really thought of them for a LONG time.. of course, that's because so many other things were far more important and hobbies and pastimes became something of a frivolous thing I had no time for. At any rate, Its good to be back, and I hope to get back into my hobby again! I look forward to chatting with everyone again [although I suspect some of my old friends may have left in my absence].