As a long time knifemaker I'd like to assure you that there is no such thing as a "silly" question. Each of us has our own specialty, our own knowledge base, our own strengths. With this is mind I encourage you to post a question if there is something that you are curious about, have concerns about. The only way you'll get the answer is to ask the question. I'm honoured to be part of the GT Community and would not have signed on if I was not interested in sharing information about custom knives and knives in general with the rest of you. Please don't hesitate to ask your question even if you feel it's "silly".