I just knew you had been hobnobbing with the rich and famous over there. I ended up having to have 3 discs in my neck fused a few months later but the doctor did a good job on me. Dang terrorists! Glad you weren’t hurt badly in the explosion. Sweet knife. I love Damascus and those covers are nice too! I am with you on the allergy season thing. This German beer stein was given to me by my son. He was stationed in Naples, Italy for a while when he was in the Navy and he and his wife traveled around to as many countries as they could while he was over there.