Hello everyone! Apologies if this isn't much to start a new thread on, but I felt it was share-worthy. I tried dipping my toe in this world a few years ago, and didn't really get into it. I was all about modern folders, with a soft spot for SAKs inspired by the old Champion my dad gave me when I was a teenager. Since that time, I've grown, cemented my career as a teacher, and had a kid. My daughter is still only 15 months old, but she's at the point where she's becoming her own little person. I'm only 30, and I feel good about where I am in life. Random bits aside, I picked up a GEC Crown Lifter the other day and put a nice new edge on it. It hasn't left my pockets since. I love it. It's about the same size blade as my custom alox SAK, but more charming. It's also a bit thinner and the 1095 seems to hold a thin edge a bit longer. The charm of the knife really feels like it's connected to a more experienced, more relaxed and slightly older (mentally, at least) part of me. It's seen its share of strawberries, my daughter's favorite, and it's starting a nice patina. I can tell this is going to be a thing now... So here I am on the starting end of a likely expensive addiction.