TLK, here's a link to some good info for those interested in starting out. Scroll down to the post titled
"The Count's Standard Reply to New Knifemakers V30" and click on those links. Lots of reading there. http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showth...mer+information
Also, Google is your friend here. To begin you'll want to be versed on the basics of steel selection for knives & tools, proper heat treatment of those steels, and the mechanics of blade design & grinding. There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing the latter. Study the "classic" designs and note the details. When you decide to make your first blade, do something small & simple. After you've made a few you can visit the shop of a maker and get some feedback on how to improve. That's my advise - hope it helps.