Have you ever taken a look at your early work and thought to yourself....damm...I owe this guy an apology. let me preface by saying when I got back into making knives I spent a year putting handles on blanks, grinding knives and improving my fit and finish. I gave all those "gems" as gifts, god knows where they are now. I know I am my worst critic and am confident in the knives I have sold but is....motivational to look at some of your work from yesteryear. I was cleaning up the shop this evening and found some that I had forgotten about...the ones that I wouldn't give away. I love this craft, it is a life long leaning endeavor, every knife I make is the best one I have ever made and that means something to me.