Thanks for the warm welcome, Mark.
The best knife store in OH that I've found is out in Pataskala (25 miles East of Columbus called General Merchandise Sales Co.,13690 E Broad St.(Rt 16) Pataskala, OH 740-927-7073. Hundreds of knives from Chinese knockoffs to Cold Steel, Gerber, Ka-Bar, Benchmade. Nice people, good prices. Sort of an old fashioned Army surplus store with lots'o stuff.Picked up a Cold Steel Special Projects for $25.E-mail me for directions.