I am a firm believer that you have to give knowledge to receive knowledge. I see a lot of that here. My posts would definitely be more frequent and detailed if I had the time. I am lucky (?) today, I have to stay home and wait for repair folk.
I circulate in the gun crowds and the knife crowds, and I find knife people to be much friendlier and open. Besides, I am not as interested to meet the production line guy (or computer) that machined a piece of my USP45 as I am to meet the bladesmith that handmade one of my customs. It takes on a personality of its own. As much as I love shooting, you just can't say that about many guns (except my custom Gov't Model).
I look forward to hitting the century mark soon.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.