I was a little knife-nut growing up, until my whole collection was stolen around age 15.
Quarter of a century later I walk past a knife shop in a strange city, and an itch started by survival shows develops into an open obsession.
The knife-nut is back, fueled by YouTube and the WWW. I modified a Cold Steel GI Tanto, before I knew what was happening I was making Micarta.
In the wink of an eye I had a forge blown by PC fans (powered by a PC power supply) and a counterweight from a washing machine for an anvil.
Two years and about 25 knives later I just wish this could be my day job some day.......