Hi all, long time lurker, listener, observer and second-time poster on this forum. My name is Paul Zalesak and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. And yes, we do have to put the "USA" after New Mexico because to some, "New Mexico" means a foreign country. I've been making custom knives for a few years now and have had several requests to do a chef/kitchen knife. I have been a Knut since a youth and made my first knife at about age 9. I want to thank all of you that I have gleaned information from... I'm looking forward to being a bit more active in contributing to the forum.