I received an email today from Barb. Our companion for these many years, Yvsa, died yesterday early afternoon. A hugely important man in my own life, Yvsa contributed so much to the existence of H.I., including design of several blades, and advice, wisdom, chastisement ) ), anecdotes, insights into metallurgy, utility, personal support, and an extension of his spirit to many who never met him, but who were better for having read his posts. He was a gift in life. It is a smaller world without him. As you choose, celebrate his existence or mourn his passing, but know...a giant has left our stage.