I thought I would share this with you all. Don't know if it is really Self Defense related, as I suspect not many of us invest in $1,000 + SD knives. Still this is worth a look for anyone who really appreciates real master craftsmanship. Kyle Royer's Knives hold their own against any custom one off knife maker. What is amazing is that Kyle is 17 year old kid. A boy genius if I have ever seen one. If you managed to save any of your investment money my bet is investing in a couple of this young mans knives will pay better dividends than a lot of stocks. Of course there is nothing wrong with owning one just to carry a nice knife.