I have been collecting knives for more than 40 years.
There was a brief moment in the middle of when I stopped because most of my collection was stolen, which was hard to get past.
A couple of months ago I decided that I wanted to start making knives. This was very sudden and I don’t think anything in particular led up to it.
But I guess I’ve been noticing over the last few years that I didn’t have any hobbies. I would work, come home, have dinner and watch tv, and go to bed. And I really had no interest outside of work anymore.
This is weird, because I’ve always had hobbies like running and geocaching and camping and so on, that would feel a lot of time outside of work. But somehow, over the last few years, this has faded.
Anyway, I decided to make knives.
And my first few attempts have been very rewarding, if not artistically amazing.