My name is Wayne and I live on a farm in central Texas. I market legal insurance, raise veggies and bees. I am a retired US Navy officer, spent 21+ years as a volunteer fireman and EMT, 10 years as a massage therapist, 10 years as a programmer for a central Texas computer company until they sent my job to China. I have collected sharp, pointy objects since 1975, concentrating on US bayonets, Western and Kabar. Many of the knives I buy don't have sheaths, so that's how I got into leatherworking as a hobby. Due to a post by Zuluninja about Spanish made knives, I started collecting Muela blades last year. Most of my working blades are Kabars and Beckers. I recently started experimenting with metal casting, throwing knives and axes, so I'm working on some knife and ax designs in my copious spare time. I'm single, no kids, 2 cattle dogs and a bazillion bees.