I came here as a result of Cold Steel's own forum shutting down, and then stayed in the CS subforum for quite a while before venturing out to other areas like W&C. As a result of venturing out, I have bought my first custom knives ever (from CPK), and have another in the works (from Shannon Steel Labs). Have learned there's a lot more out there than you might think, whether it's knives, guns, beer, whisky, cigars, etc. Have also learned that in a world that just gets crazier and crazier, you can still find great people that are welcoming and generous to complete strangers, on the way to becoming friends. Have only met one other forum member in person so far, but hoping to meet many more.