Nice post. I still have my great grandfathers scimitar from the early 1900's in my drawer and it works just fine. I have no idea how many cows were butchered with it, but I can still get a good edge on it.
sigh.yup. allergies it bites to be me. I have celiac(no gluten) while not a "true" wheat allergy, still can't have it. seafood is out, so are shellfish. most wines and mushrooms. the allergy in the wines and mushrooms...