I sure appreciate the support. We sure feel blessed to live here....well other than the 2 months this winter of not being able to see out the windows due to the snow depth. Great kids, great wife (also a shooter who plans on taking her first elk this year) and lots of land to hunt.
As far as the knives go, I own Pack River Knife Co. (one man shop). You can see some old examples of my wares at Pack River Knives
Have been working on a brand new EDC fixed blade that will be great for anyone needing a handy knife. Kydex multi-carry sheath (right, left - correct handed in our family, neck, or horizontal). 3" D2 blade, G10 scales, couple of finish choices...all under the soon to be unveiled R2 Knives website. Will post a pic soon after I send the final prototype to Terrill Hoffman for pictures.
Enough self promotion, truly didn't join for that reason.
In the process of putting together my daughters first rifle - lefty Tikka T3 Lite in .270 WSM with brake from Shawn and limbsaver pad. Still not locked into a scope choice. Have been trolling this forum for the last 3 weeks trying to decide. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.