So you need to be a long standing member of the forums for me to expect some measure or logic or reason from you? I'm not ridiculing you. I'm ridiculing your silly idea. @knarfeng would've received the same responses and he's got the authority to ban me. I also don't offer my sharpening services to the general public anymore. Books have been closed for some time now. Using a knife daintily and using a knife responsibly aren't the same thing. Cold Steel is more than fine with you hacking at tree limbs or stabbing oil drums with their knives. Not exactly dainty use. I wouldn't do either with my knives.