I wanted to jump out of the lurker shadows and introduce myself. I am a simple home cook who loves knives and for a few months now I've been buying old knives and fixing them up and putting exotic handles on them, and handling new ones too. I am attempting my first wa handle now, and I must give thanks for all the information and expertise on these forums. I have some nice japanese knives and I am trying to expand my good old american carbon steel inventory. Thanks again.