Neil, 27, do Advanced Product Development for Oakley in So Cal. Gotten to know the boys at Strider well over the past few years and my collection has grown. Mostly functional stuff that I enjoy to carry and use, but I do have a couple of fancy pants blades that I keep nice.
I'm a hardcore car guy and the "trailer queen" car culture in So-cal hurts. Being an engineer, great stuff that is made well, is done so to be used. I try to apply this to anything that I buy, so almost all my knives get used well.
I'm originally from Scotland and am currently pondering with Duane at Strider a Scottish Sgian Dubh with a Macallan cask wood handle...It should be fun.
Whisky is my only vice that I collect untouched / unopened versions of, but I also drink my fair share of good stuff.
Hope that serves as a good enough intro. I have one awesome knife I'm looking to sell to make some charity money, but I will involve myself in the forum too.
Looking forward to seeing all the crazy customs you have.