Ok I'll dive in and be the first to ask Mr. Emerson, I started collecting knives about two years ago. While I've managed to acquire an odd assortment of different types, including bayonets, I really like the higher quality custom knives I've seen. But I can't afford to spend upwards of $300.00 or more on a knife. So I'm giving serious thought to making my own custom knives. I doubt I can make the quality of knives that I see for $300 and up (at least not at first) but I'd like to give it a try. My question then is what is the best way to learn how to make custom knives?