My name is Jeff Berger and I just wanted to say hi.
I've been looking at this site on and off for about a year now - ever since last years Ashokan Knife Seminar. Dave Martell attended and talked about what makes a good kitchen knife and it really got me interested in making something good, so I've been following along on this forum and have really learned a lot about what a good kitchen knife looks and feels like.
I've been making blades on and off for about 10 years now, but I have not had a proper shop until recently so I hope to be making some knives and getting some feedback (hopefully) on them soon.
I'm a theoretical high energy particle physicist by day, I work on calculations pertaining to the collisions in atom smashers (such as the new massive machine called the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC in Europe). I've been studying under a professor at Penn State (best way to think of a grad program is an apprenticeship program, I'm an apprentice physicist!). I have a year left until I get my PhD in it and then I'm not quite sure what I am gonna do - but something interesting should come along!
Well that's all about me - hope to be getting to know some of you