I just have to tell you about the work that my husband, Tim, has been doing lately! A few years ago, Tim started teaching himself how to make knives using the stock removal method. We were living in a rented duplex and he set up a tiny workshop in the basement. He made a couple of knives and they came out really well. When we moved out to our house, the first thing that Tim did was to build a forge off the garage. He built it out an old gas grill, which he converted. He has learned how to forge by researching his books, the Internet, his knife forums, and Blade magazine. He has just completed a couple of new knives, and I wanted you to see them. He also sold his first knife a couple of weeks ago! He had bartered some for equipment, but hadn't actually sold one. I'm so proud of him! These truly are beautiful, as well completely functional. You should see the tests he does on every blade! I think he likes testing the blades almost as much as making them. Here's some pics of Tim and his work. I hope you think his blades are as nice as I do!