Working with my hands, to make things that interest me, has been a life long passion of mine. I have a terminal case of "I can make that" which has led me to become more of a generalist rather a specialist in anything. This is good for picking up skills but in the end you have to adopt the motto of "why buy it for $100 when you can make it for $400?" But with all that said, I have been smithing for roughly 29 years as time and raising a family has allowed..... But the kids are grown and AARP keeps mailing me things to remind me how old I am so its time to pay better attention to the subject that drew me to smithing all those years ago.....blades.