Hi, Chris here from SE Michigan. New to knife-making, have been bouncing around some YouTubers watching them make knives and thought I might get into it. I've been playing around in my shop with stock removal, admittedly all the metal I've been using has just been junk. Old saw blades and files... But it's allowed me to learn a little bit about shaping and sanding, and such. I'm using a files for shaping and homemade file jig for doing bevels, and a soft brick, propane torch Forge to heat my metal up! I know, I know... I've got a lot of growing to do! But that's why I'm here. Seeing what you guys are able to do with some steel is amazing! I'm looking forward to reading up and learning along, thanks for this great resource.