Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! We've done this before, but since there are a lot of new people here I thought we would do it again. I spent 37 years in manufacturing, working my way up through the ranks until I became shop supervisor. A few years later the company I worked for was bought out by a large corporation which thought it would be a great idea to move production out of the country. Both my wife and I lost our jobs within three months of each other. Since then I have been making knives, with a couple of part time jobs tossed in when things got slow. Let's hear your story.