Over the years, I have bought several knives from a local, very talented knife maker. It appears that, although he built beautiful knives, he was not a very good business person, and he didn't handle his customer relations very well (per the BBB). He's gone out of business and sold all his knife making equipment. I'd like to hear from you professional knife makers: are his knives still of any value, or have the many problems associated with the manner in which he ran his business devalued these knives? They are still works of the knife maker's art, in my opinion, but have they become "tainted goods" in the knife collector's world?