Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! It's amazing to go through this thread again and just see the progression of Alan's work. It's just become so technically perfect, and I love how he continues to put together interesting designs and styles. It's really the way custom knife making should be, not sure when it turned into make one knife, hype it up, and then make the same knife over and over... That just seems like how production knives work. In terms of customs, maybe that's the dividing line between making knives as a way to make a living or making knives with passion and love as a way to make a living... Sorry to get off topic Dennis, just my observations of Alan through his wonderful work.