barrabas74 said:My g/f's father got me started with benchmades 3 years back and took me to knife shows and what not. I was always interested in knives but didnt really know good from bad and didnt understand why in the world someone would pay 40 dollars for a knife. But he showed me what benchmades and microtecs were along with others like bark river, and at looking at his collection and seeing many many of them I decided I wanted to start collecting. A WH T-12 was my first "high end" knife then many others to come. My father knew a little about knives but really just owned bucks and 1 lakota. Hunting and Fishing got me intersted but it took my girlie and her dad to put me overboard.
I think your g/f's father was showing you his collection; not to get you into knife collecting but into respecting his daughter, and the tools he might use on you if you don't. ha ha!