I am just wondering if anyone knows more about the knife than I do. I never said they should appraise the knife for free. Just stating facts about what they are willing to do. MaybeYou really didn't answer Brownshoe's question. What is it you are trying to find out about it? There is a good book out there on the subject, "The Hammer Still Rings" by Frank Towsley. Why should Ruana appraise your knife for free?