And, not to worry, I'm very careful around the kittens. These are new foster babies, about four weeks old, and they were just barely waking (and moving in slow motion) when I took a few quick pictures. In any other circumstance, there's no way I'd have a blade open near them; even so I had my other hand poised just out of the frame ready to snatch knife or kitten(s) if needed. The kittens develop so quickly, I don't anticipate having (or seeking to create) another open-blade opportunity again with this litter.
Speaking of Case:
lutejones, I also like those little figures very much.